Scholarships and Awards

Student Yelyzaveta Shevchenko and her essay award with Prof. George Munro

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 through the history department. The application process opens early January and closes mid March. Contact Professor Joseph Bendersky at if you have questions. 


History Scholarships for Undergraduate Students


History Awards