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Awards for Majors

The Sue Herzog Johnson Scholarship 
To rising-senior History majors with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or above, distinguished by a substantial project or focused coursework in each of the following areas: 1) the history of gender and sexuality, 2) migration and diaspora history, 3) African and African-American History, 4) Asian, Middle Eastern, and Pacific History, and 5) Latin American and Caribbean History.
The Peggy A. Grant Scholarship 
Need-based undergraduate scholarship assistance for History majors, with a preference for those who have an interest in museum studies, including but not limited to current or past participation in the NIAHD program.
Tyler Award for a Rising Senior

This award was instituted in 2001 through the generosity of the Harrison Tyler family, in honor of Mr. Harrison Tyler's father, a past president of the College. Aimed at supporting work on an honor's thesis, it is awarded at in the spring semester to the rising senior history major with the highest major and overall GPA to support work on an honors thesis.

The Donald B. Irwin Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1996 through an endowment established by the late Donald B. Irwin, Class of 1960, this scholarship is used to provide support to a distinguished rising junior major in History who has unfunded financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

The John F. Kroeger Memorial Scholarship for a Rising Senior

Endowed in 1999 by the family and friends of the late John F. Kroeger, this award is announced at the beginning of each fall semester and goes to an academically distinguished rising senior majoring in history, with a preference given to a student studying American history.

The William Elbert Fraley Award

Established in 1969 by the William Elbert Fraley Memorial Trust, this award is given annually at commencement to the major receiving the highest degree of Honors in History. It may be split among multiple recipients.

The Virginia Society of the National Society of Colonial Dames

To a rising senior majoring in History with an outstanding academic record

The Ellen Monk Krattiger Award

Established in 1984 by a bequest from Ellen Monk Krattiger, the Krattiger Award is given annually to a junior or senior major who has displayed conspicuous talent and achievement, evidenced through an honors thesis or other substantial research paper, in the study of colonial North America north of Mexico, including the Caribbean, or, if no award is made in those areas, in the study of colonial Mexico.

The Richard Lee Morton Scholarship

This award was initiated by a group of History majors in 1960 as a memorial to Dr. Morton at the time of his retirement from the College. The recipient of the Morton Scholarship is selected on the basis of scholastic merit, with character also taken into account.