Award Opportunities

Almara Grant

Established by an alumna, the Grants (which number several each year) are meant to encourage independent research by students in the History Department.  Recent awards have helped Mount Holyoke undergraduates to conduct interviews and research in a variety of places, including Washington D.C., Harvard University, New York City, Bangladesh, France, China, and South Africa.  Applications for this grant are requested twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Fall 2013 Deadline for application: 18 October 2013; Spring 2014 Deadline for application: noon on 14 March 2014

 

Wilma J. Pugh Grant

Established by Professor emeritus Pugh and her nephew, Emerson Pugh, the Award consists of a research grant to a History major (or majors) who shall be undertaking an independent project in history during her senior year.  The purpose of the grant is to help cover the cost of travel to a research site and/or related expenses.  Students who have won Pugh Grants in the past have had extremely positive experiences which have set them on the path to honors theses and more.  Applications for this Grant are accepted annually in the spring semester.
Spring 2014 Deadline for application: noon on 14 March 2014

 

Clio Melpomene Prize

The late Peter Veireck, Professor Emeritus of History and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has endowed this annual prize for 'a young woman who follows her private star in poetic style or historical interpretation.'  Applications for this prize are accepted annually near the end of the spring semester.
Spring 2014 Deadline for application: noon on 28 April 2014

 

Constitutional Issues Research Fellowship

Mount Holyoke sophomores and juniors may submit proposals for research projects on contemporary public policy issues that contain a constitutional history component. Fellowship awards provide $5,000 for summer research that might serve as a basis for a senior thesis or other scholarly work.  Up to two fellowships may be awarded for summer 2014.