Scholarships

The College of Humanities and Sciences is proud to offer over 100 scholarship opportunities to currently enrolled students annually.
 
All information on scholarship opportunities in the College of Humanities and Sciences can be found on our new online system. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements for each.
 
The application submission period begins January 1 and closes February 15, 2017. Applications and supplemental materials (including letters of recommendation) will be submitted electronically through the link above. Only applications submitted through the site will be considered. If students have questions, please direct them to Caitlin Hanbury, Stewardship Manager in the Dean’s office, at cshanbury@vcu.edu

 

Contact Dr. Joseph Bendersky (jbenders@vcu.edu) if you have questions about particular History Scholarships. 

 

Thelma S. Biddle Scholarship

Named for an assistant professor who served in the department from the 1960s until the 1980s. The scholarship is awarded to an advanced students who plans to teach.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Mr. Kyle J. Rogers
  • 2016-2017, Ms. Elizabeth Gerloff
  • 2015-2016, Mr. Joshua McLaughlin
  • 2014-2015, Ms. Katherine F. Bishop
  • 2013-2014, Ms. Milissa Barrick
  • 2012-2013, Ms. Sarah F. Ludley
  • 2011-2012, Mr. Jordan R. Bradshaw
  • 2010-2011, Mr. Clifford B. Berry
  • 2008-2009, Ms. Janelle L. Conley
  • 2007-2008, Ms. Samantha J. Landon
  • 2006-2007, Mr. Dale Curran
  • 2005-2006, Ms. Katherine E. Foutz
  • 2004-2005, Mr. Jamie N. Maupin
  • 2002-2003, Mr. Andrew E. Ashu
  • 2001-2002, Ms. Sarah S. Haymes
  • 1998-1999, Mr. William Vann

 

William E. Blake Scholarship

Presented to an undergraduate or graduate major in History with an interest in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, or Reformation periods, and the history of Christianity.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Ms. Sara Meagan Coward
  • 2016-2017, Ms. Gretchen Gales
  • 2015-2016, Ms. Jalesa Taylor
  • 2014-2015, Ms. Katherine F. Bishop
  • 2013-2014, Ms. Kelly Lipford
  • 2012-2013, Ms. Sarah A. Robinson
  • 2011-2012, Ms. Debbi L. Price
  • 2010-2011, Ms. Catherine K. Kitchens
  • 2007-2008, Ms. Martha A. Harper
  • 2006-2007, Ms. Kimberly M. Fleming
  • 2005-2006, Ms. Kimberly M. Fleming
  • 2003-2004, Mr. Matthew J. Compton
  • 2002-2003, Ms. Susan Wilson
  • 2001-2002, Ms. Jennifer Bishop

 

Alan Vance Briceland Scholarship

Awarded to a male history major who the previous year received an A in History 300 and demonstrated the greatest degree of "historical mindedness."

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Mr. Kyle J. Rogers
  • 2016-2017, Mr. Richard Siefring
  • 2015-2016, Mr. David Morris
  • 2014-2015, Mr. Brandon Seal
  • 2013-2014, Mr. Edmund Viar
  • 2012-2013, Mr. Gardner G. Graham
  • 2011-2012, Mr. Kenneth Farino
  • 2010-2011, Mr. Robert E. Ball
  • 2008-2009, Mr. William M. Schworer
  • 2007-2008, Mr. Muhammed Harris Niaz
  • 2006-2007, Mr. Dale Curran

 

Penelope Warren Briceland Scholarship

Awarded to a female history major who the previous year received an A in History 300 and demonstrated the greatest degree of "historical mindedness."

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Sara Meagan Coward
  • 2016-2017, Ms. Chelsea Blakely
  • 2015-2016, Ms. Cadence Wilsey
  • 2014-2015, Ms. Jamie L. Pitts
  • 2013-2014, Ms. Laura Crouch
  • 2012-2013, Ms. Emily J. McFeat
  • 2011-2012, Ms. Debbi L. Price
  • 2010-2011, Ms. Ranya P. Abi-Falah
  • 2008-2009, Ms. Stephanie N. Mallory
  • 2007-2008, Ms. Anna M. Cloninger
  • 2006-2007, Ms. Claire Hope

 

Harold and Laura Greer Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Emeritus Professor Harold Greer and his wife Laura Greer. For several decades, Professor Greer was an award-winning teacher of Latin American history at VCU. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate history major with the highest average in history courses and who has completed at least two courses in Latin American history. The recipient may be a full-time or part-time student, provided they remain in good academic standing. This scholarship is renewable. 

  • 2017-2018, Jared T. Liggan
  • 2016-2017, Ms. Bria Perry
  • 2015-2016, Mr. George Holle
  • 2014-2015, Mr. George Holle
  • 2013-2014, Ms. Kelly Lipford
  • 2012-2013, Ms. Kelly L. Lipford

 

Daniel (Dan) P. Jordan, Jr. Scholarship

Named for Dr. Jordan, who taught in the History Department at VCU from 1969-1984. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates the qualities Dr. Jordan inspired in his students and advisees - academic excellence, a passion for the study of history, leadership, and integrity.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Kyle J. Rogers
  • 2016-2017, Mr. Elias Mekonen
  • 2015-2016, Mr. Robert Criqui
  • 2014-2015, Mr. Brandon Seal
  • 2013-2014, Mr. Nicholas Porter
  • 2012-2013, Mr. Ben Plache
  • 2011-2012, Ms. Heather N. Smith
  • 2010-2011, Mr. Robert Przybylski
  • 2007-2008, Mr. Samuel I. Ulmschneider
  • 2006-2007, Ms. Tina Mathews

 

Craig Kennedy Scholarships 

In honor of Dr. Susan Estabrook Kennedy. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The scholarships are awarded based on merit and need.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Ms. Sara Meagan Coward, Mr. Robert Mathews
  • 2015-2016, Mr. Jacob Ulmschneider, Ms. Erin Mullarney
  • 2014-2015, Mr. Benjamin W. Fletcher, Mr. Jeremy K. Roberson
  • 2013-2014, Mr. Joshua LeHuray, Mr. Jeremy Roberson
  • 2012-2013, Graduate winner: Mr. Benjamin Plache, Undergraduate winner: Ms. Sarah A. Robinson
  • 2011-2012, Graduate winner: Mr. Bryan S. Kessler, Undergraduate winner: Ms. Katherine S. Schmitz
  • 2010-2011, Mr. Jason D. Carmichael, Ms. Jessica A. Dougherty
  • 2008-2009, Mr. Muhammad H. Niaz, Ms. Leslee R. Key
  • 2007-2008, Mr. Johnny A. Price, Mr. Michael Sims
  • 2006-2007, Ms. Diane Anderson, Mr. William Schuman
  • 2005-2006, Graduate Winner: Ms. Laura J. Ping
  • 2005-2006, Undergraduate Winners: Ms. Catherine Lee Porter, Mr. Arian R. Terrill, Mr. Stephen Lee Thornton
  • 2004-2005, Graduate Winners: Mr. Scott B. Hansen, Ms. Sara K. Eskridge
  • 2004-2005, Undergraduate Winners: Mr. Abran N. Shaffer, Ms. Gilma B. Steele

 

Susan E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Honors the History Department's former chair and distinguished teacher, scholar, and administrator. It is awarded to an undergraduate history major based on merit‌.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Ms. Catherine Boggs
  • 2016-2017, Ms. Stephanie Bennett
  • 2015-2016, Ms. Elizabeth Gerloff
  • 2014-2015, Ms. Grace L. Rose
  • 2013-2014, Ms. Kelly Lipford
  • 2012-2013, Mr. Kelton Rasmussen
  • 2011-2012, Ms. Debbi L. Price
  • 2010-2011, Ms. Suzanne M. Hicks
  • 2008-2009, Ms. Brittany G. Foster
  • 2007-2008, Ms. Lindsay R. Fisher
  • 2006-2007, Ms. Erin Jameson
  • 2005-2006, Mr. Arian R. Terrill
  • 2004-2005, Mr. Abran N. Shaffer
  • 2003-2004, Mr. Matthew J. Compton

 

James Tice Moore Scholarship in History for Teachers 

This merit based-scholarship honors the distinguished career of Dr. James T. Moore. Dr. Moore taught in the VCU History Department for over three decades, where he achieved a notable reputation as a teacher/scholar and served as Department Chair. This scholarship is awarded to a teacher currently enrolled in or applying to the VCU History MA Program.

Award Recipients

  • 2017-2018, Ms. Chesney Rhoades
  • 2015-2016, Mr. Michael Strusky
  • 2014-2015, Mr. Benjamin D. Tyree
  • 2013-2014, Mr. Michael Strusky
  • 2012-2013, Mr. Jeffrey G. Dunnington
  • 2011-2012, Ms. Mary O. Cosby
  • 2010-2011, Ms. Mary H. Cosby
  • 2008-2009, Mr. Mack H. Scott