History Awards

History Awards

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Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Award Winners!

Abby Carr, Steely Senior Award

Amanda Brandner, Wallace Junior Award

Mia Derks, Boothe Community Service Award


W. Frank Steely Senior Award in History and Social Studies

This award recognizes an outstanding graduating senior in history or social studies. Students graduating in December or May of an academic year are eligible to receive this award.

To apply, students must provide:

  • a faculty reference, completed by a faculty member from the Department of History and Geography;
  • a student resume or CV;
  • and a personal statement of qualifications for the award in which you explain to the committee why you should receive the award.

Additional details on when applications are due will be announced each spring on the student listserv, via social media, and on the department website.


H. Lew Wallace Junior History Award

This award recognizes an outstanding junior history major (61-101 semester hours). 

To apply, students must provide:

  • a faculty reference, completed by a faculty member from the Department of History and Geography;
  • a student resume or CV;
  • and a personal statement of qualifications for the award in which you explain to the committee why you should receive the award.

Additional details on when applications are due will be announced each spring on the student listserv, via social media, and on the department website.


Leon E. Boothe Community Service Award in History

This award recognizes a history or social studies major for outstanding community service.

To apply, students must provide:

  • a faculty reference, completed by a faculty member from the Department of History and Geography;
  • a student resume or CV;
  • and a personal statement of qualifications for the award in which you explain to the committee why you should receive the award.

Additional details on when applications are due will be announced each spring on the student listserv, via social media, and on the department website.

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Need more information? Contact us!

Awards Committee Chair

Dr. Andrea Watkins
432 Landrum Academic Center
watkinsan@nku.edu | (859) 572-7708

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