The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement.
Up to fifteen top American history college juniors and seniors will be selected as Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winners who will
- Spend six days in New York City
- 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