Graduate Scholarships

The following scholarship awards are available to graduate students in the Department of History. Students generally apply for these scholarships in the spring semester and the awards are handed out at the Department’s annual banquet, which is held toward the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact one of the department’s advisors.

Lawrence L. and Louise Graves Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students in any field of study. The recipient must have at least a 3.0 GPA and financial need may be considered. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Robert A. Hayes Latin American History Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students with an interest in Latin American history. Selection is based on both academic achievement and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and a brief statement describing your interest in National Latin American History

Oscar A. Kinchen Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students, preferably with an interest in British or Canadian history. Selection is based on academic achievement (at least a 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

S.S. McKay Memorial Scholarship

For deserving students writing theses or dissertations in Texas history. Based on character, academic achievement, writing ability, quality of initial research, and potential contribution of thesis. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and your interest in the history of Texas.

W.B. and Mozelle Rushing History Scholarship:

For a deserving undergraduate or graduate student in history. Selection is based on academic achievement. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

David and Winifred Vigness Memorial Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate students in American or Latin American history with special consideration given to students in Mexican, Southwestern, or Texas history. Selection is based on academic achievement—at least a 3.0 GPA. Please provide a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and a brief statement describing your interest in American, Latin American, Mexican, Southwestern or Texas History.

Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship

For deserving graduate students who are doing their Master’s Thesis or are working on their doctoral dissertation. Selection is based on academic achievement (3.5 GPA) and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Ernest Wallace Scholarship - Phi Alpha Theta

For undergraduate or graduate students who have excelled in history courses at Texas Tech University. Selection is based on academic achievement (3.5 GPA) and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Clint and Siva Chambers Scholarship

For graduate students who are conducting research on Southeast Asia or U.S. Western History. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and your interest in the history of Southeast Asia or U.S. Western History.

Rachel E. Hudson European Studies Scholarship

Overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA in history course study of 3.5. The scholarship will go to an undergraduate or graduate student studying European and/or Imperial history. The money should be used for tuition, books, or cost incurred for research (copies, travel, fees, etc.). Please provide a statement about your interests/goals in history and attach a statement about your interest in European/Imperial History. This scholarship also requires that a faculty member familiar with your areas of interest submit a letter in support of your application.

Alwyn Barr Dissertation Research and Writing Fellowship

For graduate students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are at the research stage of their dissertation. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Idris Traylor European Research Travel Award

For graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research on Russia or Continental Europe. The award is to be used to cover travel expenses associated with travel to archives and research repositories in these locales. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and upcoming research travel plans.

Drs. Otto Nelson and Allan Kuethe Graduate Scholarship:

For graduate students who are at the research and writing stage of their thesis or dissertation. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and include any research travel plans for the upcoming summer/fall.