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History, Politics & Society

Scholarships & Awards

Information about application deadlines, eligibility, or to receive scholarship applications contact the Department Office of History, Politics, and Society at La Sierra Hall room 302 or calling (951) 785-2065.

Wilfred J. Airey Pre-law Scholarship
Criteria: A major in the Department of History, Politics and Society with a minimum GPA of 3.5; demonstrated commitment to attending an American Bar Association accredited law school; involvement in extracurricular activities; two recommendations from La Sierra University faculty under whom classes have been taken.

Gail Kendall Pre-law Women's Scholarship
Criteria: A woman who is a major in the Department with a minimum GPA of 3.5; minimum LSAT score of 159; demonstrated commitment to attending an American Bar Association accredited law school; involvement in extracurricular activities; two recommendations from La Sierra University faculty under whom classes have been taken.

Alonzo L. Baker Scholarship
Criteria: A major in the Department with superior scholarship and an interest in political science and international relations.

Secondary Teaching Scholarship
Criteria: A major in the Department demonstrating superior scholarship and a commitment to secondary teaching and who is enrolled in the School of Education in a credential program.

Landeen-Airey-Hilde History Endowed Scholarship
Criteria: A History major at the junior, senior, or graduate level with a superior academic record who is interested in research and writing and is committed to teaching as a career; limited to United States citizens.

Elmer G. Ross Latin American Studies Endowed Scholarship
Criteria: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25; citizenship in one of the American nations; Latin American Studies major of minor, or demonstrated interest in Latin America while taking another major offered by the Department of History and Political Science; interest in denominational service.

Frederick G. Hoyt Writing Award
Criteria: Contestants must be History or Sociology majors. The writing must be an original research paper of at least ten pages in length using primary sources. The paper may be written for any course of the Department having a requirement of such a paper. The winning paper must demonstrate a quality of writing and research that is consistent with the highest standards of the Department. If no paper is deemed satisfactory in a given year, no prize will be given. The deadline for submission of papers will be May 1 of the year. Papers written in the Spring quarter of the academic year will be eligible for the award in the following year. Student papers may be submitted for prize consideration by the student author or by a member of the Department. The winning paper shall be selected by the faculty of the Department.

Martin Ridge Book Prize
Award: Book.
Criteria: Awarded for the best historiographical essay written by an undergraduate during the academic year.

Frederick G. Hoyt Endowed Scholarship
Award: Variable.
Criteria: A History major; a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; a student in the department for at least three quarters; completion of a basic course in research methods.

Legislative Internship
Award: A full tuition scholarship for one quarter while serving in the office of a Congressman in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Criteria: Selected from applicants by the faculty of the Department with special consideration given to maturity, scholarship, skills (especially writing and word processing), experience, and relevance to professional plans (especially the law, government service, or teaching).

The Institute for Cultural Exchange (ICE) Scholarship
Criteria:  A major in the Department with superior scholarship and an interest in a career directed towards cross-cultural affairs and exchange.

NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:
You must have a completed "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file in the Financial Aid Office (Forms available in AD 101).

NOTE TO ALL RECIPIENTS:
(1) Award amount varies from year to year dependent upon endowment fund performance and other factors;
(2) Guidelines for federal, state, and private aid programs may disqualify you as a scholarship recipient or result in a reduced award.

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