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Scholarship Opportunities

The History Department is excited to announce three scholarships for our students! Beyond the details found below, please refer to BOSS (the Bengal Online Scholarship System) for a list of the required application materials and application instructions. If you've never used BOSS before, some basic instructions are available here. Applications for the next cycle of scholarships will be due in Spring 2022
Dr. Ronald Hatzenbuehler Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters. Financial Need and potential for academic success required. Minimum 2.0 GPA required. Preference is given to applicants who completed “dual enrollment/early college courses” while in High School. In addition, strong preference is given to students pursuing a degree in History.
Dorothy Hargraves Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a History major who demonstrates motivation, leadership, & academic potential. Student must be Junior or Senior class level. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA required. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Joe and Lois Bates Memorial Scholarship is used to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters at Idaho State University. Candidates must be enrolled full-time with a major in History. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate some but not necessarily significant financial need. Preference will also be given to candidates who are first generation college students. 

Dr. Robey's Tips for Applying to Scholarships

 1. Always make sure you are addressing everything in the application description. Make sure your essay/letter specifically talks about the things that the scholarship is looking for (including how you fit the preference criteria).

2. Remember that most review committees have to read lots of application essays/letters. This means that you should not bury the most important information, and organization is key. Make sure your paragraphs have strong topic sentences and keep your writing as clear as possible.

3.  "Show, don't just tell." With whatever point you are trying to make, give one (usually only one--you'll have a word limit, after all) strong example that illustrates your point. For example, if you say that your experiences have taught you valuable leadership skills, make sure you back that up with an example of your leadership in action.

Additional Opportunities for Undergraduates

Idaho State University TRIO McNair Scholars Program supports the academic achievement of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.The purpose of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program is to assist with the academic and professional development of undergraduate students whose goals are to research at the college level and obtain a PhD. 

The ISU Career Path Internship (CPI) Program is a paid internship program which allows students to gain hands-on, real world experience in their chosen course of study or an internship which aligns with the student’s career goals. The History Department is always looking for dedicated CPIs to work within our department.