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Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

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To apply for any of the scholarships below, students must submit an application to The College at Brockport's online system, Academic Works.  Once an application is submitted, students will be notified of all scholarship opportunities on campus for which they are eligible.

Celebration of Student Success

Every year, the Department of History gathers to honor the hard work and achievements of our students.  The ceremony is usually held at the beautiful Morgan-Manning House in Brockport, and the evening is a favored event among faculty, students, and parents alike.

Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

  • Jack Crandall Award in History
    Recognizes an outstanding sophomore history major with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major.
  • Kleehamer Department Scholar Prize
    Recognizes a senior history major, usually with the highest GPA, all other things being equal.
  • Robert R. Griswold Award in History
    Recognizes an outstanding junior or senior history major with a GPA of 3.5 or above in history.
  • Kempes Schnell Award in History
    Recognizes the outstanding full-time history major, any class, with GPA of at least 3.25 in the major and with a "pressing financial need." Preference is given to a senior accepted to graduate study in history at The College at Brockport or any other post-graduate professional program at Brockport.
  • Melinda Kleehamer Senior Seminar Prize
    Recognizes outstanding performance by Seniors enrolled in a 400-level research intensive course.
  • Arthur M. Lee Award in History
    Recognizes an outstanding senior with a GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • George S. Queen Essay Award in History
    Recognizes the author of "the best undergraduate essay written during the current academic year."
  • Terry Gore Prize for Military History
    Demonstration of academic excellence as judged through a research paper submitted in a history class. May be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student.

 Graduate Awards and Fellowships

  • Full-tuition fellowship with stipend for a first-year graduate student.
  • Robert & Sally Bermudes Travel Award
    This award was established to help support graduate students to perform original research.  If funds are available both undergraduate and graduate students may apply for funds to travel to conference and symposia.
  • W. Wayne Dedman Award
    Recognizes an outstanding graduate student with a GPA of 3.5 or above and who must be matriculated and have completed at least 18 graduate credits at the end of the spring semester of the award.
  • Flieger Family Graduate Fellowship
    Awarded competitively, bi-annually to a graduate student.  The fellowship comes with a tuition credit and stipend.  The awardee is expected to work 10 hours per week as a teaching assistant.
  • George S. Queen Essay Award in History
    Recognizes the author of "the best graduate essay written during the current academic year."

All awards and scholarships include a monetary award or a tuition credit, made possible by the generosity of alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the department.  We want to thank each of them for the support and encouragement they give our students. Award amounts vary depending on endowment income for the previous year.

Last Updated 4/6/15


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"