To apply, carefully review eligibility criterion below, then submit:
- An application, including a personal statement of 500 words
- A research proposal, including costs (if applicable)
- A copy of unofficial transcripts
- 2 recommendations from supporting NAU faculty members
- Completed FAFSA prior to application submission date (undergrads only)
Applicants are responsible for confirming receipt of all faculty recommendations.
Faculty members should be directed to use the recommendation form found here.
All materials must be emailed to HistoryScholarships@nau.edu
between January 14th and February 28th 2019
Awardees will be invited to attend the awards dinner held at the end of April.
Disbursements are generally posted towards student fee bills August/ January.
For questions about your disbursements, please contact the Financial Aid office.
Valeen Tippetts Avery History Scholarship Accordion Closed
Established in memory of Dr. Avery by her children to honor her contributions to the university. Dr. Avery’s commitment to students was her great legacy at NAU. The award is intended to provide financial support to one deserving undergraduate student who has at least finished the first semester of their freshman year and has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. Prior winners may reapply.
William Roosen History Scholarship Accordion Closed
Established in 1994 in memory of Arizona Regents Professor William J. Roosen, who taught at NAU from 1967 to 1993. Applicants are not required to be a history major but must be a full-time student with junior or senior status (60 or more credit hours earned). The student must have an interest in European History and be nominated by a Europeanist faculty member. Preference will be given to those showing promise and aptitude for historical research by way of a submitted graded writing sample included with your application.
William Tinsley Scholarship Accordion Closed
Commemorates NAU Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social Studies from 1927-1961. The purpose of the award is to encourage academic excellence to majors in History. Preference given to majors of junior (60+ hours) or senior status, based on scholarly ability and demonstrated financial need.
Howard B. Rourke Scholarship Accordion Closed
Established in 2016, this award provides support to students majoring in History Education with a demonstrated financial need. Must be an Arizona resident to apply. May be renewed with a GPA maintained at 3.0 or higher.
Garland and Evelyn R. Downum Award Accordion Closed
Established in honor of Professor Garland Downum, who taught at NAU from 1944 to 1976, this award provides financial assistance to deserving students in history and is open to MA students.
George and Elinor Kyte Scholarship Accordion Closed
Established in 1987 by Professor George W. Kyte, who taught at Northern Arizona University from 1966 until his retirement in 1985. Open to full-time, thesis-track MA students in history.
Francis McAllister Endowment Accordion Closed
Established in 1989 to provide financial support to meritorious students in history graduate programs at the University. Open to full-time Master’s students focused in U.S. Southwestern History.
Undergraduate or Graduate
William H. Lyon U.S. History Award Accordion Closed
Established in 1990 in recognition of Professor and History Department Chair, William H. Lyon, who served the NAU History Department from 1958 until his retirement, the award is intended to provide funding to a meritorious undergraduate or graduate student in U.S. History. Preference will be given to applicants who are conducting research focusing on the history of the trans-Mississippi West, Southwest, and the borderlands.
G. M. Farley Scholarship Accordion Closed
Established in 1988 to provide scholarship support to meritorious students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree with a concentration on western history and culture. Open to part-time and full-time students. Prior winners may reapply.