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View 2020-21 History Award Recipients

Each year the department traditionally bestows a number of undergraduate awards, near the end of spring term. All awards recognize distinguished academic achievement, and some also take financial need into consideration. Award winners are chosen by the History Department’s Undergraduate Major and Advising Committee.

If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, please notify Nick Mahlum in the History Department office via email at nmahlum@uoregon.edu. To be considered for one of the awards based partly on financial need, please make sure that you have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The form can be found online at fafsa.ed.gov.

Previous History Award Recipients


Graduating Seniors

John A. Schwab Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who intends to teach history at the secondary or college level. Ideal candidates have a minimum History GPA of 3.5 (minimum 3.0 overall GPA), proven good moral character, and demonstrate financial need and/or scholastic ability.

F. James Pensiero Scholarship in History

Awarded to graduating history majors that have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

Faculty Recognition Award

Funded by faculty contributions, this is awarded for exceptional work as an undergraduate.


Juniors and Sophomores

Paul S. Dull Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding history majors in their junior years for achievement and excellence in the classroom. Candidates will greatly benefit from financial assistance and will be evaluated on the overall quality of their academic work, commitment to learning, and potential for further academic achievement.

Edwin R. Bingham Scholarship in History

Awarded to an undergraduate history major, in their sophomore or junior year, that will greatly benefit from financial assistance. Candidates will be evaluated on the overall quality of their academic work, commitment to learning, and potential for further academic achievement.

Clio Award

Awarded to history majors in their sophomore, junior, or senior years that have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement.