College of Liberal and Fine Arts

History Scholarships

Please obtain scholarship applications from the department office or website (if available) and return completed copies to:

McKinney Humanities Building (MH)
Room MH 4.04.06
(210) 458-4033
colfa.utsa.edu/history/student-opportunities

The Alameda/UTSA Endowed Museum Internship

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used each year to fund an internship at the:
      • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C.
      • UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
      • Kennedy Center
      • or other cultural institutions as deemed appropriate by Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • The internship award shall be provided to a full-time or part-time GRADUATE student enrolled in a graduate program in Anthropology, Art History or History.


    *Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 20 credit hours toward their master’s degree.

    Amount of award varies depending on funds available. Past awards have been approximately $1,000, and are awarded just prior to the start of the internship.

  • Application Requirements

    • Completed Application
    • Essay - a 500-word narrative proposing the organization where they expect to complete their internship. The narrative should explain how the internship experience fits into their academic development and area of study, and what they hope to gain from the experience.


    *In consultation with the graduate advisors of record, applicants are responsible for making internship arrangements.

  • Go to Appplication →

David Bowen Memorial Endowment For Study In Europe - Spring 2018

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate
    • COLFA Major
    • Register with the Office of International Programs
    • Travel experience must be at least two weeks in duration
  • Application Requirements

    • Application
    • Proof of registration with the UTSA Office of International Programs
    • Copies of travel program information and applications (as applicable)
    • Letter of recommendation (UTSA faculty member)
    • Completed Budget Section of Application
  • Go to Appplication →

Dean’s Circle Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000

  • Eligibility

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared a major in any one of the disciplines in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • Must be enrolled full-time status (minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students)
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Application Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Brief essay about why you have chosen your major and your plans after your graduation
    • Letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty members (transfer students may use faculty from previously attended college or university and incoming freshman may use a high school faculty member).
  • Go to Appplication →

Dwight F. Henderson Endowed Scholarship In History

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
    • Major in History
    • Currently enrolled in at least 12 hrs (undergraduate)
    • Currently enrolled in at least 6 hrs (graduate)
    • 3.0 GPA
  • Application Requirements

    • Application
    • Letter of recommendation (UTSA faculty)
    • Bio letter including personal data, background, financial need, educational goals, and volunteer/community activity
  • Go to Appplication →

Ernest And Aimee Bromley Endowed Presidential Scholarship In The Liberal Arts

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared major in a liberal arts discipline within COLFA. Current liberal arts undergraduate majors in COLFA are: American studies, anthropology, communication, English, French, German, history, humanities, philosophy, classical studies, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and Spanish. *Art and art history and music majors are not eligible for this scholarship.
    • Must be enrolled full-time status (minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students)
    •  Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Application Requirements

    Completed application, brief essay about why you have chosen your major and your plans after your graduation, and a letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty members (transfer students may use faculty from previously attended college or university and incoming freshman may use a high school faculty member).

The GEV Scholarship for COLFA Semester in Urbino, Italy

  • Award: $1,000

  • Eligibility

    • Must be a student actively pursuing a degree with a declared major in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
    • Student must register with the Office of International Programs/Study Abroad program
    • The award will be applied toward the costs associated with the student’s participation in a European educational travel experience, as approved by the Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
    • Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by an officially recognized committee of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • Application Requirements

    • The COLFA Semester Abroad, Urbino, Italy application
    • Proof of registration with the UTSA Office of International Programs/Study Abroad Program
    • Copies of travel program information and applications (as applicable)
    • Brief essay answering application questions
    • A letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty member
    • Completed Budget Section of Application
  • Go to Appplication →

Hewitt Family Annual Scholarship in COLFA

  • Award: $1,500

  • Eligibility

    This is a late award for the current 2017-18 Academic year

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared a major in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    • Must be enrolled full-time status (minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students)
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Recipients must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and must demonstrate leadership capabilities in their school and community through volunteer efforts
  • Application Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Brief essay
    • Letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty members (transfer students may use faculty from previously attended college or university)
  • Go to Appplication →

John S. Jockusch Endowed Scholarship In The Liberal Arts

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared major in a liberal arts discipline within COLFA. Current liberal arts undergraduate majors in COLFA are:
      • American Studies
      • Anthropology
      • Communication
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • History
      • Humanities
      • Philosophy
      • Classical Studies
      • Geography
      • Political Science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology
      • Spanish
    • Must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application and award year
    • Be enrolled full time, 12 hours (undergraduate) or 9 hours (graduate), during the year in which the award is received.

     *Art and art history and music majors are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Application Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Brief essay about why you have chosen your major and your plans after graduation 
    • A letter of recommendation from a UTSA faculty member (newly admitted graduate students can provide a letter from a faculty member at a previously attended college)
  • Go to Appplication →

Kenneth Alan Hovey Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
    • Major in Humanities, Philosophy & Classics, or English
    • Completed at least 60 hours (undergraduate)
    • Enrolled full-time (12 hours undergraduate and 9 hours graduate)
    • 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) and 3.5 GPA (graduate)
  • Application Requirements

    • Online Application
    • Must demonstrate strong writing skills in two-page writing sample (topic varies each year)
  • Go to Appplication →

Nau Graduate Fellowship in History

  • Award: 5-7 students will be selected as Nau Fellows to receive $8,000 to $12,000 each for the academic year

  • Eligibility

    Must be new to UTSA graduate program
    3.5 GPA in last 60 hours
    Recipients must be enrolled full-time during award year.

  • Application Requirements

    Online application
    Brief essay
    Writing sample
    2 letters of recommendation

  • Go to Appplication →

Nau Teaching Assistantship in History

  • Award: 4-6 Teaching Assistants will be selected and will receive $10,000 to $16,000 per year

  • Eligibility

    • TA’s will be expected to work up to 19 hours per week assisting faculty mostly in upper division history courses.
    • 3.5 GPA in graduate history courses
    • Enrolled in 6 hours or more
    • Applicants must have completed HIS 5003 “Introduction to History: Theory and Methods” by the start of Fall 2017. It is also preferred that applicants have taken HIS 5093 “Designing a History Course” by the start of Fall 2017.
    • Click application link for more details.
  • Application Requirements

    • Online application
    • Two brief essays
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Two assistantships are reserved for students with a demonstrated research interest in Texas History (including borderlands history), or 19th Century, United States Civil War Era
    • Click application link for more details.
  • Go to Appplication →

Nau Undergraduate Scholarship in History

  • Award: 6-12 awards of $5,000 to $10,000 each

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate Student
    • Enrolled full-time
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or 3.5 in last thirty hours
    • Completed at least 75 hours
    • Enrolled in or completed (HIS 2003) Historical Methods with a grade of no less than a B-
    • Must enroll in (HIS 4973) Seminar in History during award year or have completed the course prior to start of award year
  • Application Requirements

    • Online application
    • Brief essay
    • Writing sample
    • 1-2 letters of recommendation
  • Go to Appplication →

William V. Mastoris Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Award: Amount and number of awards vary depending on endowment distributions

  • Eligibility

    • Undergraduate, pursuing a degree in humanities* at UTSA
      • American studies
      • Anthropology
      • Communication
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • History
      • Humanities
      • Philosophy
      • Classical studies
      • Geography
      • Political science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology
      • Spanish 
    • Resident of Bexar County, Texas
    • Enrolled full-time (12 hours)
    • Top 50% of their high school graduation class and 2.5 GPA
    • 2.5 GPA in current university course work

    *Art, Art history, and Music majors are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Application Requirements

    • Complete application
    • Proof of high school graduation rank
  • Go to Appplication →

Wing Ching Lam Endowed Scholarship In History

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