Georgian Court–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship

The Gilder Lehrman Institute and Georgian Court University are pleased to offer the Georgian Court–Gilder Lehrman Institute History Scholarship. Each year, Georgian Court University will provide one scholarship at $5,000 per year for four years (assuming continued eligibility).

About Georgian Court University

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is located in Lakewood, New Jersey. Set on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould, the campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia, and only 10 miles from the Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with alluring statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens.

After a long history as a women’s college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court became fully coeducational in 2013. 

Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition while maintaining its historic special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.

The Georgian Court atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in an esteemed university setting. The university, guided by the GCU Strategic Compass, offers a nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance centered around the mission and the core Mercy values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service. We are keenly focused on students, inside and beyond the classroom, and seek to deliver an exceptional education. Ultimately, GCU students draw on their degree and unique experiences to create are more just and compassionate world.


The first scholarship is awarded upon enrollment as a first-year college student majoring in History. A minimum GPA of 3.0 needs to be maintained; the scholarship is renewable each year if the student remains in good academic standing as a History major.

How to Apply

Students interested in the scholarship should contact Priscilla Alicea, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions, at