Funding

The History Department offers a number of Assistantships, Internships, Scholarships, and Travel Funding.

Applications

  • Deadline for all applications for 2016-2017 is February 19, 2016
  • All assistantships, internships, and scholarships start each academic year in the Fall Semester
  • Due to available funding the History Department may not have all assistantships, internships, and scholarships available every academic year

 

New Students

  • As part of that graduate studies application, they also submit an additional, third letter of recommendation which speaks to their potential for success in advanced studies and research in history.
  • In addition, they submit online a cover letter/letter of application (in the section "Other") which indicates for which funding source(s) they wish to be considered. This letter should be addressed to Dr. Blake Beattie, Acting Chair, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.
  • Letters of Recommendation may also be mailed to Dr. Blake Beattie, Acting Chair, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.

 

Continuing Students

  • Submit a letter of application and at least one letter of recommendation from a member of the UofL History faculty which indicates that they are making reasonable progress toward the degree. Both should be addressed to Dr. Blake Beattie, Acting Chair, Department of History, University of Louisville, KY 40292.
  • Email this material to histgrad@louisville.edu or mail directly to Dr. Blake Beattie, Acting Chair, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.

 

Funding Opportunities 2016-17

    Additional funding may be available through the School for Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies as well as Financial Aid. Keep in mind that some of the funding sources on the College, University, and Federal level might have additional or different credit hour requirements!

    Graduate Teaching Assistantships

    • Three (3) Graduate Teaching Assistantships for graduate students in the Master of Arts program of the Department of History. Applicants need a GPA of 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed. Work load is 20 hours per week. The graduate assistants will be assigned to assist a professor teaching one of the History 101 or 102 History of Civilizations courses (one each semester). The assistants will teach discussion sections in the fall and spring semesters, grade written work submitted by students, assist in preparing and proctoring quizzes and tests, and be available to students in office hours. Recipients will receive 9 hours of tuition remission a semester, health insurance, and a stipend of $12,000 paid in ten equal installments beginning in August of the year of appointment.
    • One (1) Graduate On-line Teaching Assistantship for graduate students in the Master of Arts program of the Department of History. Applicants need a GPA of 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.  Work load is 20 hours per week. The graduate assistant’s primary responsibility will be to assist a visiting assistant professor in his/her on-line History 101 or 102 History of Civilizations courses. As time allows the assistant will help the department staff and faculty with small administrative and research tasks. Recipient will receive total compensation of $12,000 during the 2016-2017 academic year, paid bi-weekly.

    Department Assistantships

    • One (1) Department Assistant in the Department of History.  Eligibility:  Entering or continuing students in the Master of Arts Program of the History Department.  Applicants need a GPA of 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.  Work load is approximately 20 hours per week, paid at $10.00 per hour.  Duties revolve around assisting the departmental office staff and professors with minor administrative and research functions.  Assistant must be available to begin work the week before classes begin.
    • One (1) Department Assistant in the Department of History.  Eligibility:  Entering or continuing students in the Master of Arts Program of the History Department.  Applicants need a GPA of 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.  Work load is approximately 20 hours per week, paid at $10.00 per hour.  Duties revolve around assisting the departmental office staff and professors with minor administrative and research functions.  Periodically during the year this student will also assist the editor of Ohio Valley History with minor editorial tasks. Assistant must be available to begin work the week before classes begin.

    Public History Program Assistantships

    • One (1) Public History Program Assistant in the Department of History.  Eligibility:  Entering or continuing students in the Master of Arts Program of the History Department.  Applicants need a GPA of 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.  Work load is approximately 20 hours per week.  Duties revolve around assisting the director and faculty in the public history program with program outreach, coordination, and project planning.Recipient will receive total compensation of $12,000 during the 2016-2017 academic year, paid bi-weekly. Assistant must be available to begin the week before classes begin.

    Public History Scholarships

    • Students who are pursuing public history as their major or minor field in the MA program in the Department of History are invited to apply for a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded for the semester in which they enroll in HIST 608.  Scholarships will be awarded to two students per year. Preference will be given to students majoring in Public History.

    History Scholarships

    • Jurdem Graduate Scholarship in U.S. History: One or more scholarships will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who intend or have already begun to work toward an M.A. with a concentration in U.S. History.  Students who apply for a Graduate or Department Assistantship in the Department of History may apply for the Jurdem Scholarship, but the Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with a Graduate or Department Assistantship.  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.
    • Ryant Memorial Awards for Graduate Students: Available for History graduate students with a preference for those using oral history in their research.  Selection will be based on the applicant's academic qualifications (e.g. GPA, GRE scores, distribution of courses, and GPA in courses most directly relevant to the preparation for graduate study in history).
    • Thomas Hamilton Graduate Scholarship in U.S. History: This scholarship will be awarded to one or more outstanding graduate students who intend or have already begun to work toward an M.A. with a concentration in U.S. History.   Students who apply for a Graduate or Department Assistantship in the Department of History may apply for the Hamilton Scholarship, but the Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with a Graduate or Department Assistantship.  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.00 overall for undergraduate and graduate work completed.

    Travel Funding

    • Students are invited to apply for the  History Department Travel Fund.  History majors, minors, and graduate students are eligible for up to $1,000.  Travel must have as its purpose either (1) participation in an accredited program of academic study abroad, (2) travel in the United States or abroad to conduct research directly relating to your studies in History at UofL or (3) participation in a history conference. To apply for a Travel Fund award, submit a letter of application (describing the purpose of your travel, and including a budget) and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Blake Beattie, Acting Chair, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.  At least one of the letters must be from a UofL History professor familiar with your work. If you are chosen to receive an award, you must also (as applicable) supply a copy of your airline ticket reservation and or proof that you have been accepted into a study abroad program.

     

    Part-Time Student and Recipient of Financial Aid?

    Please be aware that, if you are a financial aid recipient, have finalized your enrollment, and will be attending less-than full-time during the Fall and/or Spring semester, or you are projected less-than full-time enrollment for the spring semester and are attending full-time, you may have to submit this form to the financial aid office. You will be notified by Financial Aid.