Gilder Lehrman Scholar Award

Deadline: February
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Disciplines: Arts and Humanities
Years: Junior, Senior

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement.

Fifteen winners will be selected from candidates across the country. Awardees will attend specially arranged meetings with leading American historians and VIP behind-the-scenes tours of archives. The recipients will be reimbursed for up to $600 for travel expenses to New York, and room and board will be provided during the award weekend.

Recipients will:

  • Spend a weekend in New York City 
  • Participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars.
  • Experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives.
  • Receive the History Scholar Award at a celebratory dinner hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application students:

  • Must be considered graduating seniors in an accredited college or university in the United States. (Must have already graduated or expect to graduate by the end of the spring semester).
  • Must be a history or American studies major with an American history concentration.