Scholarships and Awards

The Marvin L. Downing Lower Division History Award - This tuition or travel-study award goes to an outstanding sophomore who has completed three semesters of lower division history.


The Langdon S. Unger Upper Division History Award - This tuition or travel-study award goes to the outstanding upper division history major.


The H.B. Smith Freshman History Student Scholarship - This $600 tuition scholarship goes to an outstanding high school senior from West Tennessee who plans to attend UT Martin as a freshman and major in history. Applicants are nominated by one of their school teachers or administrators based on scholastic ability and financial need. Recipients are chosen by a department committee.


The Wilma and Ernest Newby Scholarship - This full tuition award is made possible by Mr. Carl G. "Butch" Newby in honor of his parents, Wilma and Ernest Newby. It is granted to a junior or senior social science major. Possible military connection or career plans, financial ability and scholarship are main factors in the selection process. Recipients are chosen by a department committee.


The Bateman-Wyant History Scholarship - This annual scholarship award is open to any history major maintaining a 3.0 average or better. Students will compete for the award by writing a research article based upon some aspect of U.S. history. The person judged by the history staff as having written the best paper will be awarded the scholarship. Winners will be allowed to compete for a second time. The amount of the award will be $500. Competition for the award and the deadline for submission of the completed article will be announced in the fall term of each school year. All articles submitted will have to comply with the style and length requirement set by the department.


The Langdon S. Unger Scholarship Award - A cash award to the junior history major with the highest overall GPA and the highest history GPA based on the greatest number of history hours. In case of a tie, the department will consider departmental activities as well.


Patrick R. Taylor Scholarship Award - A cash award made to the history major with the best undergraduate paper on a topic in European history.


History Club Award - A cash award of $150 made to a History club member selected for outstanding leadership in the club.


Tennessee Historical Commission Award - Cash and book award to graduating senior selected by the department as the outstanding history student.


Lonnie E. Maness History Award - A cash award made by the department to the outstanding senior history major.


Norman S. Lillegard Philosophy Award - A cash award to the outstanding philosophy student as selected by the philosophy faculty.

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