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New Scholarship to Support Study Abroad for History Section Undergraduates

The History Section of the Department of History & Philosophy is pleased to announce the establishment of the Pamela Graves Scholarship for Study in the United Kingdom and Ireland, a $1500 award supporting History Section majors and minors attending a college or university in the United Kingdom for one semester or more.  

Study abroad can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of a college career, but the expense of such study can put it beyond the means of many Eastern Michigan University students.  The Graves family, in memory of Pamela Graves, a beloved seventeen year member of the faculty, seeks to help students to travel and broaden their experiences.  The award is intended to help defray some of the costs over and above typical Eastern Michigan expenses like tuition and room & board, making at least some study abroad programs in the United Kingdom, particularly the program at the University of Derby, within reach of most students.

All History Section majors and minors in good academic standing are eligible to participate

Students interested in exploring Study Abroad should contact the Academic Programs Abroad Office.  If you need to speak to your advisor about the program, do not hesitate contact either James Egge or Philip Schmitz

For study abroad in the Fall of 2014, you need to apply for the program through the Academic Programs Abroad Office by February 15th.  You should submit a scholarship form to the Department of History & Philosophy by February 17th.


Scholarship for Travel Courses

For students who wish to travel and study with University faculty, the Department of History & Philosophy offers the Opperman History Travel Fund, which provides a $500 award for history section majors taking an EMU history class that travels as part of the course.  Preference will be given for international travel.  Eligible programs include the European Cultural History Tour, the Asian Cultural History Tour, and Around the World in 80 Days; apply to Academic Programs Abroad Office to reserve a place in the program.  Also eligible is HIST 479/592, Pilgrims & Patriots: Colonial & Revolutionary America.  For the scholarship, you must apply through the Department of History & Philosophy by February 17th.  Applications are here.

The History & Philosophy Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 701 Pray Harrold, 734.487.1018