Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for current and incoming students are accepted December 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017 for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. 

To complete the online scholarship application please use the following link: and click on the "apply now" button.  You will then be asked to log in using the same credentials that you use for blackboard. 

We hope you find the system easy to use.  For general information, you can also refer to the video on the scholarship information page 

All external scholarships will also be listed on the same site so log in often to see if new opportunities have been added for you.

REMEMBER: Be sure to observe the criteria and deadline for each scholarship. It is the student's responsibility to submit the scholarship application and respond to all additional questions posed.

If you have questions, please email: History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies

Scholarships, Prizes, and Awards

Brauer Scholarship

The Albert G. and Celeste Brauer Scholarship was established by Albert G. and Celeste Brauer in April 1992. The award is given annually to one student in good academic standing enrolled in history. Brauer Scholarships are also awarded annually to first year students and to a student enrolled in nurses training. Albert Brauer graduated with a degree in History Education from NDAC in 1938 and taught at West Fargo High School prior to joining the army in 1939. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1962 after 23 years of service. From 1962 to 1980 he taught history and government at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio. Celeste Brauer was a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War Two who worked as a nurse at Kent State University for many years. The Brauers met when they were both stationed in Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Albert G. and Celeste Brauer Scholarship Recipients

1993- William J. Kraig; 1994- William Bair; 1995- Lisa Braun; 1996- Jason Heen; 1997- Kevin Nesemeier; 1998 - Edward Mitchell; 1999- Stacey McDonald; 2000 - Carolyn Sharpe; 2001 - Maria Enerson; 2002- Andrew DeCock; 2003- Joshua Swanson; 2004- Ross Nilson; 2005- Sara Anne Egge; 2006- Jeffrey Bozovsky

Lyons Scholarship

The award is given to a student whose written work exemplifies Michael J. Lyons' dedication to vivid and clear prose. The student's writing should demonstrate analytical and synthesizing skills and the ability to write with precision and style. The award was established by his friends and colleagues in 1993 to honor him for his outstanding contributions to the study of history and for his devotion to the written word. Michael J. Lyons earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1954, his M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1963, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1969. His major publications are: World War II: A Short History (Prentice Hall, 1989, 1993, 1998) and World War I: A Short History (Prentice Hall, 1993, 1999). Lyons served as Chair of the History Department from 1972 to 1989. He was also the co-editor of the Institute for Regional Studies from 1981 to 1992. He won the 1993 Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. After his retirement in 1993, he was named Professor Emeritus by the State Board of Higher Education.

Michael J. Lyons Writing Award Recipients

1994 - William Bair; 1995 - Jeff Dixon; 1996 - Lisa Braun; 1997 - David Betz; 1998 - Benjamin Tamte; 1999 - Matthew Coon; 2000 - Raelene Schneider; 2001 - Mathew P. Larson; 2002 - Mike Rogers; 2003 - Amanda Eder; 2004 - Sara Egge; 2005 - Timothy Haugrud; 2006 - Dylan Christopherson.

Newman Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hansen of Hunter, North Dakota established this scholarship in 1983 and since their deaths, their daughter, Kathleen Purser of Perley, Minnesota has assumed the role of donor. The History Department awards the scholarship in alternate years to the outstanding junior majoring in history. The department bases its choice both on the candidate's previous academic record and on her or his promise of future contributions to the field of history. 


1987- Judith L. McKay; 1989- Thea L. Lindquist; 1991- Stephen A. Wegscheid; 1993- James R. Frank, Jr.; 1995- Lynde Jo Week; 1997- Brenda Bruns; 1999- Vanessa Mattson; 2001 - Kelli Ihry Hodem; 2003 - Sarah Sebranek; 2005 - Kole Zimmerman.

Roach Endowment

The Corwin Carlyle Roach Memorial Endowment was established by his widow, Agnes Roach, and his daughter, Mary Sawyer, in 1990, following his death in May, 1989. Dr. Corwin Roach was director of the NDSU School of Religion and professor of Philosophy and History at NDSU from 1959 to 1978. In 1971 he received the Faculty Lectureship and in 1974 he was named the Blue Key Doctor of Service. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1925, and continued on at Yale to earn a M.A., a Ph.D. and a M.Div. from the Divinity School at Yale. In 1927 he was ordained as an Episcopal minister. Before coming to NDSU, he was dean and professor at Bexley Hall Divinity School at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.The department bases its choice upon recommendations of department faculty, quality of writing and thinking the student displays in history classes, the student's academic record, and her or his promise as a student of history.

Corwin Carlyle Roach Memorial Endowment Recipients




Gary L. Benz, Anthony Laurie, Mandy L. Woodbury


William M. Bair , Monty J. Jesser , Anthony Laurie , Mavis I. Richardson


James R. Frank, Jr. , Monty Jesser , William Kraig , Keith Pifer , Mavis Richardson , Megan Vogt , Lynde Jo Week


Sarah Barnes , James Fettig , Janelle Steger , Kevin Veeder , Megan Vogt


Lisa Braun , James Fettig , Julie Humann , Kevin Nesemeier , Megan Vogt , Lynde Jo Week


Daniel Barsness , Jason Bohrer , Lisa Braun , Tyler Church , James Fettig , Julie Humann , Vanessa Mattson , Stacey McDonald , Eric Wilkie , Melissa Zuroff


Brenda Bruns, Tyler Church, Patricia Gartner, Vanessa Mattson, Stacey McDonald, Jerome Richter, Emily Miller, Carolyn Sharpe, James Wiese, Mellisa Zuroff, Mike Rogers


Matthew Coon, Maria Enerson, Kenny Geiser, Deanna Fisher, Jaqueline Johnson, Vanessa Mattson, Jerome Richter , Mike Rogers, Carolyn Sharpe, Erik Wilkie, Joshua Wiltse


Rachel Breker, Maria Enerson, Alexis Gartland, Jessica Glick, Jennifer Grosz, Jennifer Gronner, Matthew Larson, Mike Rogers, Anita Schwebach, Erin Strehlo, Sasha Trapp, Joshua Wiltse 


Andrew DeCock , Jennifer Gronner, Jennifer Grosz, Jessica Holkup , Nathan Johnson , Jessica Jorgenson, Ryan Kaufman, Matthew P. Larson , Mike Rogers, Anita Schwebach, Dawn Slipka, Joshua Wiltse


Jennifer Gronner, Katherine Harrison, Kelli Ihry Hodem, Jessica Holkup, Nathan A. Johnson, Andrea Kallstrom, Matthew A. Larson, Sarah Pulscher, John Ristvedt, Anita Schwebach, Andrea Swenson, Joshua Wiltse


Ryan Brumley, Amanda Eder, Sara Egge, Ryan McCamy, Ross Nilson, Karla Roth, Matthew Busch, Katherine Elijah, Zachary Heuer, Tyler Morrow, Kole Zimmerman, Amanda Wisch, Matt Larson, Katie Wright


Whitney Baethke, Ryan Brumley, Emily Eidsmoe, Katherine Elijah, Matthew Larson, Elizabeth Miller, Angela Sandness, Kole Zimmerman 


Jeffrey Bozovsky, Nelia Cromley, Alissa Franck, Emily Eidsmoe, Cassandra Ptacek, Mark Popp, Amy Greening, Ryan Brumley, Andrew Brownlow, Joshua Eslinger, Elizabeth Miller, Daniel Nasset, Davin Wait, Whitney Baethke, Brent Fassett 


Jami Bobby, Emily Eidsmoe, Joshua Eslinger, Timothy Haugrud, Trevor Magel, Elizabeth Miller, Ryan Parsons, Mark Popp, Davin Wait 

Outstanding Department Citizen

Alissa Franck

Department Faculty Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is endowed soley by the contributions of the faculty of the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Recipients of this scholarship are chosen by the members of the Department.

2004 - James Sele

2005 - Carter Fong

2006 - Cassandra Ptacek

Philosophy Scholarship

The Philosophy program, through money generated from students and faculty, gives scholarships each year to academically deserving Philosophy majors. 

Previous Recipients

2009 - Christopher Brademeyer & William Davis

2010 - Kailtlin Doyle & Jessica Piek

2011 - Kaitlin Doyle

2012 - Marcus Geffre & Christopher Stallman

2013 - Wesley Hagel, Nicholas Moen, & Rylee Nelson

2014 - Katherine Thoreson, Micah Goebel, & Christopher Mootz

2015 - Tyler Waltz & Erica Skogen

2016 - Andrew Wolf & Alexandra Joersz

Beaton Scholarship

The DARROW R. BEATON and ELINOR E. BEATON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established in 1999 by the Beatons to honor the memory of their late daughter Gail Beaton Peterson, wife of NDSU History professor Larry Peterson. Mr. Beaton lived near the campus as a child and graduated from NDAC in 1947, after interrupting his college career to serve in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He credited his education at NDAC and his North Dakota roots for preparing him to lead a successful and intellectually engaged life.

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