Awards & Prizes

The Paul H. Beik Prize

The Paul H. Beik Prize in History is awarded each May for the best thesis or extended paper on a historical subject by a history major during the previous academic year.

The Robert S. DuPlessis Prize

Formerly the History 91 Award, this is awarded each May to a student for the best senior comprehensive research paper on a historical subject by a history major in the previous year. Given his integral role in developing the course in which the students write their senior comprehensive for history, the department was proud to name the award in honor of Professor DuPlessis. 

Summer Research Fellowships

Summer Research Fellowships are given each year to assist students with summer research. These are funded through the college, usually with the assistance of generous donations. Often, history students utlize these awards to assist in writing their comprehensive research paper for the culminating course History 91: Senior Research Seminar.

Other Awards

Our students are also awarded in other ways through the college or through various institutes or institutions of higher education.