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Awards and Prizes

The Arcadia Research Prize Program for history majors is a new award administered by the Undergraduate Affairs Office of the History Department. Through this program undergraduate research scholars are eligible for a prize of $500-$1,000 for travel expenses connected with his or her project.

These prizes are open to declared majors with the following qualifications:

•    Junior level standing or higher

•    3.25 GPA or higher
•    Commitment to completing a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive research project
•    Letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor
•    Application form with attached proposed budget submitted by applicant

Applications for the Arcadia Research Prize Program will be available in April.  The application form is available from the link above or a paper copy can be picked up at 6248 Bunche Hall. Submission of materials is due by June 1, 2015. Awardees will receive e-mail notification of their awards by July 15.

Honors Prize

At the end of the academic year, the department awards the Carey McWilliams Award -- a cash-prize -- to the outstanding honors thesis. Students are advised to see the Undergraduate Advising Office at the beginning of the Spring Quarter for additional information. The Award winner(s) will be announced at the departmental reception on Commencement Day.