The Students of History Scholarship

Students of History is committed to the importance of meaningful history lessons in middle school and high school. Our $1,000 college scholarship is awarded annually to college-bound seniors who show a love of history and learning.

Our Scholarship

Students of History wants students to continue their passion for social studies beyond high school and reward those who show a dedication to learning history.

We are proud to sponsor the Students of History Scholarship for one graduating senior each year. The $1,000 scholarship is paid directly to the recipient.

In order to apply, you must:

  1. Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution next year.
  2. Complete at least 3 social studies or history classes in high school.
  3. Have the recommendation of a social studies/history teacher.
  4. Submit your application and recommendation by May 1, 2024.
College Scholarship for Social Studies

How to Apply

Students: You can access the online scholarship application here. The application no longer requires a written essay. Starting this year, the application now instead requires a "video essay" in which you upload a video in which you answer the question:

What was your favorite lesson or activity in your history classes and why?

As you work on your application (or after), please direct a history teacher of yours to this page to complete the recommendation form. You should have at least 1 and no more than 3 teacher recommendations.

PS. Tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you complete your application! 

College Scholarship for Social Studies

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Thank you for helping us identify and award deserving students!  We truly believe your fostering of civic engagement and historical inquiry is vital to our country's success.

Please complete your short recommendation here. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask, either through social media or the email address listed below.

You can learn more about Students of History here. You can read an article about our 2019 scholarship winner here and one of the 2020 winners here. 

While you're here, if you'd like some FREE resources to use in your classroom, you can download them here! 

Again, thank you for all that you do in the classroom!


College Scholarship for Social Studies