Graduate Scholarships

The History Department has a number of scholarships available for its graduate students, most established through the generosity of alumni, former students, parents, friends, and former faculty members.  All graduate scholarships are applied for using the USM Foundation's Scholarship Application program.  All History graduate scholarships have an application due date of February 15th.

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To start the application process, click here.  Current and accepted prospective students must use their USM Campus ID and SOAR password.


Foundation Scholarships Available to History Graduate Students*

Gonzales Study Abroad Scholarship: For either an undergraduate or graduate student who needs funds to participate in a study abroad program in History offered by Southern Miss.  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. The number of awards and funding for these awards varies by year but is traditionally around $3,000.  

Lamar Powell History Graduate Scholarship: This award goes to a graduate assistant in the History Department who has served above and beyond the call of duty in assisting the endeavors of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society each year.  Award amount varies by year.

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.  Award amount varies by year.

To apply for any of these or other scholarships, start by clicking the image:

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