College Scholarships

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There are three collegiate scholarships awarded at the National History Day Contest. Eligible National History Day Contest participants should review the requirements below for each of the college scholarships. Students are welcome to apply to all three.

The three scholarships are to the following institutions:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Maryland, College Park

To complete the application, click the link to the form for the university of your choice, below. This will download a Word document application that you can complete on your computer. Print your completed forms and mail them along with an official copy of your transcripts and cover letter with your name, address, telephone and school. YOU MUST SEND A TRANSCRIPT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP.

Application for Case Western Reserve University
Application for University of Maryland
Application for Chaminade University

You will need to know your cumulative GPA [on a 4.0 scale], and your SAT or ACT scores, if available. The following questions must be answered in essay form as part of the application for each scholarship:

  • Describe your National History Day project, why it was important to you, and what it taught you about the process of historical research.
  • If you were to do a follow-up project, what additional questions or issues would you want to explore and why?
  • What impact has your participation in National History Day had on you?
  • What are your personal and educational goals, and how would attending this university help you attain them?
  • How many years have you participated in National History Day (at any level)?
  • Send your scholarship materials to:
    National History Day
    4511 Knox Road
    Suite 205
    College Park, MD 20740

    Materials must be received by May 14, 2019 to be eligible.