David M. Campbell Scholarship in History

The David M. Campbell Scholarship in History provides full tuition for one year to a graduate student(s) majoring in history; with financial need; who are studying public history, particularly those of underrepresented populations in the profession. It is the donor’s goal to encourage and support underrepresented populations in fields such as librarianship, archival work, historical preservation, museum studies, historical editing, etc., and encourage open-minded, multicultural and diverse perspectives in these professions.

To qualify for this Opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a graduate student majoring in History. If there is not a qualified graduate student, then a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in History may be considered.
  2. Demonstrate financial need with a completed FAFSA or Dream Act Application, or by submitting a brief essay (<300 words) demonstrating financial need and how this scholarship will help towards graduation.

Please note:

  • Preference to be given to students focusing on public history, or with plans to pursue a career in public history. Special consideration will be given to students who strengthen diversity in professional fields such as librarianship, archival and records management, historical preservation, historical editing, etc. Applicants should discuss in detail their intention and ability to pursue careers and diversity professional communities in these fields.
  • Demonstrate financial need with a completed FAFSA or Dream Act Application, or by submitting a brief essay (<300 words) demonstrating financial need and how this scholarship will help towards graduation.
  • This scholarship is intended for one academic year and may not be renewed.

For questions regarding this scholarship and its criteria, please contact Professor Kevin Kaatz in the Department of History at kevin.kaatz@csueastbay.ed

Award
$9,500.00
Deadline
01/31/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you filed a FAFSA ("Free Application for Federal Student Aid") or California Dream Act Application?
  2. If you have not filed a FAFSA or Dream Act Application then please demonstrate your financial need by writing a 300 word statement describing financial need and how this scholarship will help towards graduation.
  3. Please select which field best matches your career goal
  4. Please describe your professional goals, and any relevant experience you have already had. Good answers will reference not only general career fields, but also specific examples of institutions or workplaces where you could fulfill your goals. Any experience you have had is relevant, including coursework in public history, participation in public history projects, internships, or employment.
  5. This scholarship is intended to support underrepresented populations in the above-mentioned professional fields, and to encourage open-minded, multicultural, and diverse perspectives in these professions. Explain how you meet or plan to meet these criteria.