Winners Announced for the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

Fifteen college graduates from across the nation are honored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for academic excellence in American history.

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 10, 2013)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the fifteen winners of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors, selected from candidates across the country, who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies.

From June 7 through June 10, 2013, the Gilder Lehrman Institute brought the awardees to New York City for a series of special presentations in their honor, including meetings with eminent scholars, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives, and an awards dinner. Museum and archive visits included stops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Gilder Lehrman Collection, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, with talks and discussions led by Kenneth T. Jackson, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Adrienne Petty.

Since 1994, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has promoted history education through an array of national programs. In 2012, the Institute developed the History Scholar Award to recognize the scholastic achievements of undergraduate American history students throughout the nation. This year’s award honors students across eleven states.

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2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award Winners

Chelsey Cain–University of Georgia in Georgia
Eugene (Ryan) Clancy–University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Elliot–Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania
Anthony Gruzdis–Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania
Mary-Kathryn Hazel–University of Massachusetts Lowell in Massachusetts
Hillary Hollowood–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina
Gregory Loh–University of California Davis in California
Nathan Michaux–Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania
Casey Schumacher–Eureka College in Illinois
Meirah Shedlo–Yeshiva University in New York
Katherine Thornton–Washington College in Maryland
Kyra Zemanick–College of William and Mary in Virginia
Hannah Riordan–Auburn University in Alabama
Tyler Sperrazza–LeMoyne University in New York
Owen Volzke–University of Northern Colorado in Colorado