The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program awards Scholarships to college sophomores and juniors with a dedicated interest in American history for summer study in New York City.
In 2010 ten undergraduates will be awarded scholarships for a five-week program(June 27-July 31) in New York City. Thirty students will receive scholarships for a one-week program (June 12-19). The aim is to identify and support the top undergraduate majors in American history across the country.
Five-Week History Scholars Program
Ten Gilder Lehrman History Scholars will be awarded a fellowship worth $10,000 that includes tuition, books, field trips, a travel allowance of $600 for transportation to and from the programin New York City, room and board, and a $2,200 stipend. They will participate in a five-week residential history program in which they:
• Conduct primary-source research on rare, unpublished, historical manuscripts in the Gilder Lehrman Collection led by program instructors and focusing on the Founding Era, slavery and abolition, or Civil War holdings.
• Meet and study in small seminars with historians such as David Blight, Eric Foner, Carol Berkin, or others.
• Receive behind-the-scenes tours of rare archives at the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
• Produce original research projects under the supervision of the program director.
One-Week History Scholars Program
Thirty Gilder Lehrman One-Week Scholars will participate in a weeklong intensive history program where they:
• Meet with leading historians about major issues in American history and possible careers in the history profession.
• Participate in discussions with scholars on careers for history majors.
• Visit historical sites and museums in New York City and meet with writers, editors, museum curators, and other history professionals.
Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
601 West 110th Street, Suite 4M
New York, NY 10025
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