Descriptions and Application Procedures
Claude E. Fike Scholarship: This scholarship is for an undergraduate with financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0. Students must submit a brief (250-500 word) statement explaining their financial need. Awards normally range from $500-700.
Jay Washam Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for a graduate student working on a thesis or dissertation. The student must submit a 500 word essay explaining their project and financial need along with a letter from his or her mentor confirming progress and worthiness. Awards range from $400-$900.
Russell Miller Memorial Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship goes to the undergraduate who combines academic achievement with community service. Eligible students must be History majors or minors and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient must have 4-12 hours per year of community service with a recognized service agency, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or another 501(c) (3) organization. All applications must include: An ESSAY (500 words) or AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION describing ONE of the following:
- How the scholarship will be used
- A description of the connections between the US Civil War and current events in the US
- The reason for your community service work
Gonzales Study Abroad Scholarship: For any undergraduate or graduate student who wants money to participate in a study abroad program offered by USM. Students must submit a 500 word essay explaining how the funds will be used and outlining how the study abroad experience will benefit them. They must also obtain a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in support of their application. Funding for these awards varies by year but is traditionally around $3,000.
John E. Gonzales Scholarship: This award is given to outstanding undergraduate students who will still be enrolled at USM in the following academic year, 2014-2015. Students must submit a brief (250-500 word) statement explaining their course of study and discussing their academic and personal qualifications for the award. Award amounts vary by year.