Student Opportunities and Resources
Departmental Prizes for Undergraduates
The History department is proud to award a number of scholarship prizes to outstanding History majors every year. Although some prizes are awarded via paper contests, most prizes are awarded by the department based on academic merit. Faculty members meet to elect students with the highest scores in the department at the end of the year; students need not submit documentation to the faculty.
There is a breadth of scholarship, fellowship and study abroad grant opportunities available to history majors. Visit the scholarship page for an updated list of funding opportunities available now.
University Writing Center
The Writing Center offers walk-in assistance to writers in all UMass courses. See the web page for hours and more details.
The History Department's writing resource page has other useful resources.
The Undergraduate History Club sponsors informal student social events and visits by faculty who talk about their teaching and research. Join students in exciting activities such as the annual history ghost tour around campus, pizza and movie nights, and discussions on your favorite subject. Meetings are Monday evenings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also compiled a reference binder with internship opportunities, available in the lounge area across from the 6th floor elevators in Herter. Additionally, there is a bulletin board about internships next to Room 613.
Applying to Graduate School
Thinking about graduate school in history? Not sure what it involves? Check out these online resources.
Wondering what to do with your BA in History? Click here for more information from the American History Association.
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