Belle McWilliams Scholarship
The University of Memphis History Department and the Belle McWilliams Fund offer one
or more scholarships to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For the upcoming academic year (2013-2014) there will be one scholarship of $2500.
Recipients must be residents of the United States, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
higher, demonstrate a special interest in United States history, and have a record
of diverse extracurricular activities. Applications for the next academic year must
be completed by 4:30 pm on 12 April. An application form is available as a PDF document
(download the form). A poster about the 2013-2014 scholarship is also available as a PDF document (download the form).
All the required materials for the application, including the application form itself,
a letter of recommendation, and an unofficial University of Memphis academic transcript,
must be sent in electronic form by 4 pm on Friday, 20 April, to Ms Karen Jackett at
email@example.com. The application form can be filled in and saved using the latest version of Adobe
Reader (version X). Plug-ins for browsers will usually allow you to fill in and print
the form but some will allow saving the completed form and others will not. The surest
way to work with the file is that if it does not open in Adobe Reader when you download
it, save the file before you enter any information and then load the saved file into
Adobe Reader. You then should be able to fill in the form, save it with all the information,
and send the saved file to Ms Jackett as an attachment to an e-mail message.
Bob Baker Scholarship
Two scholarships of approximately $1400 are awarded to junior or seniors who are majors
in history. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and preference
is given to students with financial need.
Students who meet the above criteria and wish to be considered for this scholarship
should contact one of the undergraduate advisors, Walter Brown at 901.678.3393, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maurice Crouse at 901.678.2517, email@example.com. Dr Brown’s office is in 201-B Mitchell Hall and Dr Crouse’s office is in 201-C Mitchell
Kell F. Mitchell Memorial Undergraduate Award
This award is named in memory of Dr Kell F. Mitchell, who died in July 2010 after
serving the department for 47 years as a full-time and post-retirement faculty member.
During much of this period he was one of two advisors to undergraduate history majors.
There is no application form for this award. Each May, faculty members of the department
will select a deserving student for the award based on the following criteria:
- Full-time undergraduate student at The University of Memphis
- History major
- In Junior year (i.e. 61-89 credit hours)
- Completed at least 21 credit hours in history at The University of Memphis
- Highest GPA in history courses taken
- In the case of a tie the individual with the overall highest GPA will be selected
$500 will be awarded to the University of Memphis Junior who meets these criteria.
The $500 may be used for course books and supplies, etc., for the following Fall semester.
Download a poster for the award as a PDF document.
Dr. Janann Sherman Undergraduate Award for the Study of Women's History
This scholarship is named in honor of Dr Janann Sherman, who wrote several books about
women during her academic career. Given annually, the $500 award is intended to assist
with the educational expenses of an exceptional undergraduate student with a demonstrated
interest, either through coursework or research, in the history of women, gender,
or the family.
The award was announced on 1 March 2013 and details about eligibility and application
forms are not yet available. They will be added here as soon as they become available.