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Awards and Donors 

Students of the Department of History have benefited greatly from the scholarships and other awards made possible by the generous contributions of the donors and alumni to the History department over the years.  This page has been created to bring attention to their generosity and feature those scholarships and awards that are available.

General donations to the History Department (HUM 200) are always appreciated to further the work of our faculty, students, and general program needs. You may also contribute to one of the established funds listed below.   For your convenience, an FAU Foundation pledge form is available online.  Click on "GIVE A GIFT TODAY" and enter the requested information.  For more information, contact the History Department at 561.297.3840 or mail your check payable to the FAU Foundation, Inc. to:

Florida Atlantic University
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of History
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

History Foundation Award 2017 pic        History Foundation Award Recipients 2016-17


HUM 200 History Department - Th e general department account from which we may spend the princip al t o further the goals of the department.   In the past we have used the funds to furnish technological equipment needed for research but not funded by general university support.   We have also used the funds to support the activities of Phi Alpha Theta and the department lectureship series.

HUM 205 Martin and Sylvia Shaw History Scholarship - A monetary award for a history student based upon academic achievement and financial need.   The award will be applied to tuition and fees.   Student must enroll following receipt of the award.  

HUM 205 Martin and Sylvia Shaw Award for the Best History Essay - A monetary award for the best essay/paper from an undergraduate History major.   Papers from the previous year's spring term are eligible.

HUM 22 0 Frances Edelman Graduate Teaching Award - A monetary award to a Graduate Student based upon academic achievement and student evaluations.

HUM 220 Traci Jill Edelman Award in History of Women, Gender or Sexuality for a History Major - A monetary award presented to a history major who is also enrolled in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

HUM 220 Traci Jill Edelman Award in Latin American History - A monetary award presented to a student who has written an outstanding paper in a Latin American History course.

HUM 220 Traci Jill Edelman Memorial Award  in History - A monetary award given to an outstanding Sophomore or Junior History major with academic merit.

HUM 220 Traci Jill Edelman Award in European History- A monetary award to a History undergraduate student for the best essay/paper in European history.

HUM 220 Traci Jill Edelman Memorial Award  for the Best Graduate M.A. Thesis- A monetary award for the best History M.A. thesis. 

HUM 235 John O'Sullivan Annual Memorial Lectureship - Allows the Department of History each spring semester to host a distingiushed scholar in 20th- century American History to lecture to students, secondary school teachers, faculty and the public.

HUM 240 John O'Sullivan Travel Grant - A monetary award to defray the costs of graduate thesis research; amount varies based upon availability of funds and applications.   To be eligible, students must have achieved c andidacy and submitted a statement of purpose and budget for their research, as well as a letter of support from their primary thesis advisor.

HUM 290 Levinson Award in East Asian History - A monetary award for a History student based upon the best essay/paper in East Asian History.

HUM 630 Harold L. Glasser Memorial Award - An monetary award to a History graduate or undergraduate student to support research activities related to the Harold L. Glasser Collection, including but not limited to World War II, 20th-century American-Jewish history, business history, and aviation history.

HUM 650 Percy and Pauline Greenberg Memorial Award in History - A monetary award given to an outstanding graduating senior History major.

HUM705  Ed and Jean SeGall Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Gary SeGall  - A monetary award to a freshman-level History major who has demonstrated both academic excellence and a passion for historical study.  Candidates will be nominated and interviewed by faculty.

HUM 785 Hugh W. Ripley Award - A monetary award to a student who has demonstrated their library research skills while taking the History Methods or Senior Seminar. 


Checks can be made out to the FAU Foundation with a notation of the Department and account number.   You can also donate by going to https://fauf.fau.edu/arts-and-letters  All of the students and faculty thank you for your support of our programs.

 Last Modified 11/2/17