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Awards and Achievements

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View 2021-22 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 Advising Committee.

If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, please send an email to nmahlum@uoregon.edu and historyadvising@uoregon.edu. To be considered for one of the awards based partly on financial need, 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 who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

Faculty Recognition Award

This is awarded for exceptional work as an undergraduate.


Juniors and Sophomores

Paul S. Dull Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding history majors in their junior year who will 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.

Edwin R. Bingham Scholarship in History

Awarded to an out-of-state history major in their sophomore or junior year who has demonstrated excellence in the major and will 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.


All Continuing

William N. Nord Scholarship

Open to all history majors that are not in their senior year. This scholarship is given to students with financial need who have proven themselves to be highly successful in their major studies.


All History Majors

Clio Award

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