Scholarships and Awards

History First Year Scholarship
Funded by the bequest of Carl Muckley
Undergraduate Incoming freshman history majors with 23 ACT and 2.5 high school GPA $1000 Automatic with UNO admission
Community College Transfer History Scholarship Undergraduate Louisiana community college transfer into history with a 2.5 transfer GPA $500 - $1000 January 1
May 15
July 30
Joseph Logsdon
Undergraduate The Logsdon scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate history major demonstrating "exceptional ability and merit." $1,000 March 1
Marcus B. Christian
Memorial Prize
Undergraduate The Marcus Christian Prize is awarded to the junior or senior history major with the highest GPA. $250 No Application Deadline
Paul Sanford
Memorial Prize
Undergraduate Named for UNO’s first black professor, the Sanford prize is awarded annually to the outstanding student in African American History.
No Application Deadline
Graduate A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year on a competitive basis. Applicants should indicate on the UNO History Dept. Graduate Application whether or not they wish to be considered for an assistantship. Must be enrolled full-time (9 credit hours) and should not hold other full-time employment. Awarded on a competitive basis with primary consideration being academic achievement.
Provides a stipend and the possibility of some tuition payment
Same as Admissions Application Deadline
Graduate School
Graduate Tuition scholarships from the Graduate School are available on a competitive basis, generally open only to incoming students. Must be enrolled in the graduate program full time (9 credit hours), though exceptions are made for student’s final semester. Must fill out an application (available from the Graduate Coordinator at time of application for admission) and be nominated by the department.
Only covers tuition and are not accompanied by a stipend or a work assignment. (Some limited fees may still apply.)
Same as Admissions Application Deadline
George Windell
Memorial Prize
Graduate The Windell Prize is awarded for the best MA thesis written during the prior calendar year. The winner is chosen from among students nominated by the faculty of the department.
No Application Deadline
The Herman L. Midlo Award in Research
Graduate The Midlo Research Award is awarded to a graduate history student demonstrating "exceptional ability and merit" in research on New Orleans.
$1000 - $2000
No Application Deadline