College of Arts and Letters Scholarships

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English 

History

Scholarship: Downum Award Fund

Source: Established in honor of Professor Garland Downum, who taught at NAU from 1944-1976. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidate in history.

Value: One award of $1,700

Scholarship: G. M. Farley Scholarship Fund

Source: Established in 1988 to provide scholarship support to meritorious students at NAU who have financial need. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time or part-time graduate student with a program emphasis in western history and cultures. Majors include history, anthropology, the social sciences, or journalism. Applicants must detail their interests in western studies in their student letters.

Value: One award of $500 

Scholarship: George and Elinor Kyte Scholarship

Source: Established in 1987 by Professor George W. Kyte, who taught at NAU from 1966 until his retirement in 1985. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time, thesis-track M.A. student in history.

Value: One award of $2,850 

Scholarship: William H. Lyon U.S. History Award

Source: Established in 1990 in recognition of professor and History Department chair, William H. Lyon, a longtime professor who served the NAU history department from 1958 until his retirement. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate history major. Preference will be given to applicants who are conducting research focusing on the history of the trans-Mississippi West, Southwest, and the borderlands.

Value: One award of $1,100 

Scholarship: Francis McAllister Endowment/Transition Foundation Fellowship

Source: Established in 1989 to provide financial support to meritorious students in history graduate programs at NAU. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time graduate history major who is engaged in original research focusing on the history of the southwestern United States. Preference is given to a student who is at the dissertation stage of research.

Value: One award of $7,500 

Scholarship: Frances McAllister Endowed Fund

Source: Established by NAU friend Frances McAllister's Transition Foundation to provide financial support to meritorious students.

Eligibility: A full-time graduate student in the History Department at NAU and must be directly engaged in original historical research, with preference given to applicants who have demonstrated aptitude of historical research and/or whose research will focus on the U.S. Southwest.

Value: Varies 

Scholarship: William Roosen History Scholarship

Source: Established in 1994 in memory of Arizona Regents’ Professor William J. Roosen, who taught at NAU from 1967 to 1993. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate history major; nomination by faculty members in European history. Preference is given to applicants who show aptitude and promise for historical research.

Value: One award of $500 

Scholarship: William W. Tinsley Memorial Scholarship

Source: Commemorates NAU professor of history and chair of the Department of Social Studies from 1927-1961. Contact the History Department.

Eligibility: Full-time history major; preference given to juniors and seniors; character and scholarly ability.

Value: Varies

Comparative Cultural Studies 

Modern Languages 

Theatre 

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