Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

The Department of History offers generous scholarships and awards for undergraduate history majors and prospective history honors students. The Department's benefactors have established a variety of endowments to encourage outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Some of the Department's scholarships are intended for those outstanding history majors who also demonstrate financial need.


  • a student must be a declared history major or a prospective history honors student at East Carolina University
  • a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required
  • some awards have specific requirements; see below


All undergraduate scholarship applications for 2018 are due Monday, January 15th. Scholarships are available on Academic Works for more information please visit the Office of University Scholarships. Instructions for Academic Works can be found here.

Joseph and Catherine Hirsch Memorial Award

Designated for a promising Junior history major in honor of the parents of Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Gowen.

Miller/Moore Scholarship

Undergraduate history major must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, leadership, and need.

Richard C. Todd Scholarship in History

Dr. Todd, an outstanding undergraduate advisor and devoted husband of Sweetheart, after whom the Todd Dining Hall is commemorated, established this open scholarship.

Richard C. Todd Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship

One of the department's most caring and generous professors, Dr. Richard Todd wanted this endowment to reward history undergraduates for service to the profession. Specifically, Dr. Todd intended to reward outstanding leaders and members of the history honors society Phi Alpha Theta.

Roy N. Lokken Honors Award

To encourage scholarship, Dr. Roy Lokken established this award for the outstanding history honors paper.


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