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Scholarships

Internal Fellowships

The Department of History has instituted a number of fellowships to aid in your success.

  • Writing in History Undergraduate Essay Prize

    The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is designed to recognize the quality research and scholarly writing of students in history courses at Florida International University. Any current or recently graduated undergraduate at F.I.U. is eligible to submit a piece of historical scholarship written during the 2020-21 academic year (including summer 2020). We encourage original research, either built on primary sources or engaging a historiographic debate, and the essays should reflect the highest standards of scholarly research and writing.

    Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and range from 6-25 pages. In addition to Chicago Style citations, include your name, F.I.U. email address, and the course for which the essay was written.

    Submit a digital copy of the paper to nseel001@fiu.eduwith the subject heading: “Writing Contest Entry.” Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST on Friday, April 23, 2021. Entries will be evaluated on subject knowledge, clarity of argument, engagement with source material, and significance to the field.

    Prizes:

    • First Prize: $100 F.I.U. Bookstore Credit
    • Second Prize: $50 F.I.U. Bookstore Credit
    • Third Prize: $25 F.I.U. Bookstore Credit

    Winners will also be considered for publication in The Atlantic Millennium, a graduate-student journal published by the Department of History’s Graduate Student Association.

    Sponsored by:

    Writing-in-History Program
    Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Council for Student Organizations

  • History Launching Fellowship

    The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the ​History Launching Fellowship. ​The fellowship of $200 is awarded to subsidize the application process to any graduate program (including history programs; programs in related humanities disciplines; and program in law, medicine, education, social work, or other non-humanities fields). This award can also be used to offset the costs of the Florida Teacher Certificate Exams. The deadline for this award has been extended until Feb 5.

    To apply, submit a one-page proposal describing clearly your plans for after graduation, addressing such factors as what program(s) you are applying to, why you want to go, what your planned area of concentration will be, and your future career goals. Also note how the funds will be used and why they will be helpful. Include a resume and unofficial transcripts. Submit all documents electronically in a single file saved with the last name of the applicant to nseel001@fiu.edu.

  • Digital-Online Undergraduate Fellowship

    The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the Digital-Online Undergraduate Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to support undergraduate research in the digital format by history majors and minors. Awarded annually toward the purchase of books, software, or other supplies of up to $100 at the F.I.U. bookstore. Materials could contribute to a class project or an internship with a museum or archive or other related activities. Preference will be given to proposals using sources in the Wolfsonian-F.I.U. collection.

    Applicants should submit a one (1) page proposal describing the project, whether for a class or an internship, and how the funds will be used. Applicants should also include a resume. All documents should be submitted electronically in a single file to nseel001@fiu.edu by April 16, 2021. The award will be announced by April 23.

  • Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship

    The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the Darden Pyron American Cultural History Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to support undergraduate or graduate research in history. Preference for those working on American/Southern Cultural history, Queer history, and/or Biography. History majors or minors, MA or PhD students in history, are invited to apply.

    The award of up to $350 can be used to cover research-related expenses, including non-electronic supplies, books, travel, data acquisition, and data transcription. Funds can cover research for a class project, offset the costs of an internship, or be used to fund a research endeavor. Applicants should submit a one (1) page proposal describing the project and how funds will be used. They should also submit a CV or resume. All documents should be submitted electronically, in a single-file, to nseel001@fiu.edu by April 16, 2021. The award will be announced by April 23.

  • Henry J. Voegtle Fellowship on the History of Florida or Southern U.S.

    The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the Henry J. Voegtle Fellowship on the History of Florida or Southern U.S.Preference will be given to those proposals requiring research in the History of Florida or Southern U.S. History majors or minors, MA or PhD students in history, are invited to apply. The award of up to $1,000 can be used to cover research related expenses, including non-electronic supplies, books, travel, data acquisition, and data transcription. The funds can cover research for a class project, offset the costs of an internship, or be used to fund a larger research endeavor.

    Applicants should submit a one (1) page proposal describing the research project and how funds will be used. Applicants should also submit a CV and budget in a single file saved with the last name of the applicant and sent to nseel001@fiu.edu by April 16, 2021. The award will be announced by April 23 and the student shall have six (6) months, counted from the time of notification, to make use of the funds. After six (6) months the funds will expire. The recipient will be expected to submit a one (1) page report on describing research activities and how the funds were used.

University-Wide Scholarships

Florida International University maintains a comprehensive scholarship database for its students that is updated frequently. Visit the Office of Scholarship 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.

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Internship in History

For information on the Public History Internship please contact the department's Public History Advisor, Professor Julio Capo Jr.

To learn more, please visit our advising page.

Careers

The Green School Career and Talent Development can help you locate job opportunities and also prepare for those opportunities through resume workshops, internship opportunities and career fairs.

Phi Alpha Theta

Our chapter: Alpha-Beta-Pi, was established on February 27, 1985.

Visit the Phi Alpha Theta website for specific graduation regalia.

Leadership

Chapter motto

"To enlighten and to celebrate." And that's what we try to do with every meeting and event! We want to celebrate history, not just by reading it but by experiencing it more tangibly with an exciting array of events, from historical tours and trips to enjoying movies, lectures and discussions that engage with a full spectrum of historical topics and time periods.

Join

Any student who completes 4 upper-level history courses and has a 3.2 overall GPA can become a member of the national honor society Phi Alpha Theta.