The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement.

Fifteen top American history college seniors will be selected as Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winners who will

  • Spend a weekend in New York City, June 2015.
  • Participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars.
  • Experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives.
  • Receive the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award at a celebratory dinner.

Applications open on September 1, 2014.