History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Concentrations

MA in History

Program Scholarships

Charles and Polly Webber American History Scholarship Endowment

Established in 1975 by the Alexandria Scottish Rite Bodies as a tribute to Charles E. Webber and his wife, Pauline Graham Webber, to advance the study of American history. Mr. Webber was a leader in the Southern Jurisdiction (U.S.) of the Scottish Rite. Recipient must be majoring in history with an emphasis in American history and must have completed 30 hours at the university.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

Evelyn L. Pugh Memorial Graduate Fellowship in History Endowment

Established in 1987 in memory of Dr. Evelyn L. Pugh by her husband, Dr. Robert E. Pugh, and others, to benefit graduate students in history. Evelyn Pugh was the first chair of the Department of History. Robert Pugh is a former faculty member in the School of Management.  Recipient must be studying history at the graduate level.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

J.N.G. Finley Fellowship Endowment in American History

The Finley Endowments were established in 1995 to support fellowships in memory of John N.G. Finley through the estate of his wife, Dr. Cecile Bolton Finley. Mr. Finley was the first director of the Northern Virginia University Center (now George Mason University). Dr. Finley was a University of Virginia faculty member. This award is for a graduate student studying American history.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

Kurt Andrew Dodd Scholarship Endowment in History

Established in 2004 in memory of Kurt A. Dodd, MA ’97 by his mother, Rosemary Bowers Dodd, to provide scholarships for graduate students in history. Mr. Dodd was an alumnus of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Recipient must be a full-time graduate student pursuing a degree in history.  Recipient may be either an in-state or out-of-state student.  Recipient will qualify on basis of academic merit, as well as financial need. The scholarship is renewable, subject to the availability of funds; recipient must continue to meet the initial criteria.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

Randy Beth Clarke Fellowship in U.S. History Endowment

Established in 2010 by Robert and Joyce Clarke in memory of Randy Beth Clarke, MA ’10. The purpose of the fund is to provide fellowships for graduate students pursuing a masters in history. While the fellowship is open to all history graduate students, preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate interest in southern history and/or women’s history through a written essay or recommendation. Preference will also be given to candidates with a physical disability.  Recipients may be either full or part-time; and either an in-state or out-of-state student. The fellowship is renewable. Recipient must also have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

Rudolf and Louise Fishel Memorial Graduate Fellowship Endowment

Established in 2000 in memory of Rudolf and Louise Fishel by their daughter, Dr. Marion F. Deshmukh, to assist graduate students in history. Dr. Deshmukh, a faculty member, is former chair of the Department of History and Art History. Recipients may be either full/part-time, and reside either in or out-of-state.

This scholarship is awarded by faculty nomination only, at the discretion of the department.

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