Scholarships and Awards

The Department of History offers a large number of scholarships and awards to our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The majority of these awards and scholarships have been supported by, or endowed in honor of, former members of our faculty, in a tangible representation of their deep commitment to VCU and to history as discipline.

In addition, the College of Humanities and Sciences offers over 100 scholarship opportunities to currently enrolled students annually. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements for each. 

Listed below are the scholarships and awards offered to graduate students through the history department. The application process  opens early January and closes late February. Contact Professor Joseph Bendersky at if you have questions. 


History Scholarships and Awards for Graduate Students