History Scholar Award

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Up to fifteen outstanding college juniors and seniors will be recognized for excellence in American history or American studies as well as their commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement. The winners will

  • Spend six days in New York City, June 3–8, 2018
  • Participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars
  • Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a unique archive of primary sources
  • Receive the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award at a celebratory dinner

Important Dates

  • The application for the 2018 award opened on September 15, 2017.
  • The application for the 2018 award will close on March 30, 2018.
  • The 2018 program will be held from June 3–8, 2018, in New York City.