At the time of application students:

  • Must be considered juniors or seniors in an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must be a history or American studies major with an American history concentration.

Application Materials

  • An academic writing sample of 7–10 pages
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from an American history or American studies professor
  • Personal statement in the form of a 500-word academic autobiography giving special attention to achievements in American history and public service
  • An official transcript, which can be mailed to:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Attn: History Scholars
49 West 45th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10036

Important Dates

  • The application for 2016 is now closed.
  • Applicants will be notified by the first week of May.
  • The program will be held June 6–10, 2016, in New York City.

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