Scholarship Opportunities

Internal Fellowships

The Department of History is in the process of developing a line of fellowships of its own to support talented and ambitious undergraduate students. We expect applications to open in the academic year 2018/19 and will add information to this page as soon as it becomes available. At this stage, the department expects to implement awards and grants of a considerable variety:

Applications for the 2019/20 cycle are due Friday, Jan 31, at 11:59 pm. Click through on the award that interests you for full application instructions. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 6.

Please note that the Voegtle Fellowship has already been awarded for this cycle

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Writing in History Undergraduate Essay Prize
Instituted to recognize the quality research and scholarly writing by current undergraduate majors and minors and those who graduated in the fall. Awarded annually based on a successful paper of 8-25 pages written in any history course in the previous calendar year. The prize is a credit to the FIU bookstore. First Prize - $100; Second Prize - $50; Third Prize - $25 Click here.

History Launching Fellowship
Instituted to support history majors as they pursue graduate education, including those currently enrolled and those who graduated in the fall. Awarded annually to subsidize the application process to any graduate program (including history programs; programs in related humanities disciplines; and programs in law, medicine, education, social work or other non-humanities fields). The funds can be put towards expenses such as—but not limited to—testing fees, application fees, travel to visit schools. $200
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Digital-Online Undergraduate Fellowship
Instituted to support undergraduate research in the digital format by current history majors and minors. Preference shall be given to projects involving use of collections in the FIU museums. Awarded annually to subsidize the purchase of books, software or other supplies. The prize is a credit to the FIU bookstore to the value of $100.
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Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship Instituted to support undergraduate or graduate research by members of the department. Preference shall be given to projects involving American / Southern History, Queer History, and/or Biography. Awarded annually to subsidize travel to archives, museums, and libraries (including for an internship); or the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials. Up to $350.
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Henry J. Voegtle Fellowship on the History of Florida or Southern U.S. Instituted as part of the Henry J. Voegtle History Endowment to support undergraduate or graduate research by members of the department addressing issues in the history of Florida or Southern U.S. History. The fellowship is awarded annually to subsidize library or archival research trips (including for an internship) or the acquisition or reproduction of archival materials. Up to $1000.
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University-Wide Scholarships

Florida International University maintains a comprehensive scholarship database for its students that is updated frequently. Check here to find out what grants and fellowship applications are open. Additionally, multiple external online listings like Scholarships & Grants offer information on nation-wide and international funding competitions.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Pathways to the Professoriate Program (HSI/Pathways).

The HSI/Pathways program aims to prepare undergraduates in the humanities and related fields to pursue a career in the professoriate through engaged mentorship, opportunities to participate in research, a summer program focused on methodology in the humanities and social sciences, and a collaborative cross institutional conference focused on students’ research. Undergraduate students in their third year are eligible to apply. Click here for details and instructions. Click here to learn about the HSI/Pathways Open House. Click here to learn about HSI/Pathways requirements, application deadlines, and benefits.