Phi Alpha Theta
Prizes


To promote the students' interest and love of History, Phi Alpha Theta has established a number of prizes and awards for its members. Since 1994, Phi Alpha Theta's award program has grown to over $130,000.  See below for applications deadlines & procedures.

For Undergraduates

  • Student Prize in World History (2000), $200, for the best undergraduate world history paper composed during the academic year in question.  Paper to be no longer than 25 type-written, double-spaced pages of text.  Requires letter from faculty who assigned the paper testifying to the year in which it was written.

  • Dr. Lynn W. Turner Prize for the best paper submitted by an undergraduate student member of the Society, in the amount of $200.

  • Founder's Paper Prize Awards, 4 prizes, each in the amount of $150, awarded to either undergraduate or graduate student members.
    Papers submitted in this competition may encompass a wide variety of Historical subjects. Each paper must be recommended by the chapter Faculty Advisor or Chair of the History Department for its high scholarly quality. A national committee determines the winners.  All six award-winning papers are reviewed by the Editor of The Historian for potential publication in The Historian.

  • Phi Alpha Theta Internships  The Phi Alpha Theta Intern Program provides almost $100,000 to support interns at the offices of The Historian, the Book Review Editor, and three other historical journals.

  • The Gerald D. Nash Student History Journal Prize Award  A prize of $500 and a runner-up prize of $100 will be awarded to members in each of two competition categories: Chapters at schools with fewer than 150 History majors; Chapters at schools with 150 or more majors in History


Graduate Scholarship Grants to student members entering graduate school for the first time for work leading to a Master's Degree in History:

  • A. F. Zimmerman Scholarship Award, $1250
  • Thomas S. Morgan Memoria
  • l Scholarship Award, $850
  • William E. Parrish Scholarship Award, $850
  • Two additional grants, $750 each
  • Paper Prizes:
    • The DR. GEORGE P. HAMMOND PRIZE for the best paper submitted by a graduate student member of the Society, in the amount of $250.
    • The FOUNDER'S PAPER PRIZE AWARDS, 4 prizes, each in the amount of $150, awarded to either undergraduate or graduate student members.

      Papers submitted in this competition may encompass a wide variety of Historical subjects. Each paper must be recommended by the chapter Faculty Advisor or Chair of the History Department for its high scholarly quality. A national committee determines the winners.  All six award-winning papers are reviewed by the Editor of The Historian for potential publication in The Historian.

Doctoral Scholarship Grants for advanced study by graduate student membres who are working on a PhD in History and who have passed general examinations (no later than year of application):

1) Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship Award, $1000, for completion of a Ph.D. in History
2) John Pine Memorial Scholarship Award, $1000, for advanced graduate study
3) Two additional grants, $750 each,
  • Phi Alpha Theta Westerners International Award The Westerners International Association awards The Phi Alpha Theta Award of $500 for the best doctoral dissertation in Western History to a graduate student member at the Phi Alpha Theta luncheon during the Western History Association annual meeting.
  • Ben E. Proctor Southwest Social Science Award This award provides $1,000 each for nine awards:
    • Three in United States History
    • Three in European History
    • Three in Latin American/World History
        Application deadlines for grants are usually around March 1 of each year, for papers, July 1.

Applications may be obtained on line at the Phi Alpha Theta website (www.phialphatheta.org) or by writing to:
Phi Alpha Theta's National Headquarters:
University of South Florida
SOC 107, 4202 E. Fowler
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100
Phone: 1-800-394-8195 or 1-813-974-8212
Fax: 1-813-974-8215
Email: phialpha@cambio.acomp.usf.edu

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