You, our alumni and friends are an integral part of the Department of History - we are proud to have alumni living in all fifty states and around the world. Your generous financial contributions support the Department's efforts in teaching and research. Donate now to support the Department. (Please specify History Department and program when filling out the forms).
The enduring contributions of former students, faculty, and friends live on through our student fellowships. Awards vary each year depending on available resources and student needs. Your donation to any of our fellowship funds makes a real difference in our programs and in our ability to support them.
To learn more about giving to the Department, please contact us:
Department of History
University of Missouri-Columbia
101 Read Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-7500
For more information about giving, please visit the College of Arts and Science.
Opportunities for Giving to the History Department
Listed below are our current fellowships/scholarships/other giving opportunities. We have opportunities that benefit the Department as a whole, as well as undergraduate, and graduate students.
When making your donation, please choose “Other” as the designation, and write in the fund of your choice. If you do not see a fund that suits your purpose, please contact our department chair about choosing the fund that is most appealing to you or about establishing one.
These are funds that do not specify graduate or undergraduate level requirements.
TOM BERENGER FUND
Tom Berenger Opportunities for Excellence Endowment in the Department of History. To be used to promote professional growth among faculty, staff and students.
HISTORY DEVELOPMENT GIFTS
Miscellaneous donations to support the department. Used at the chair’s discretion.
Fordyce W. Mitchel Lecture Fund to be used to present faculty lectures in ancient history.
GRADUATE – LEVEL GIVING
LEWIS E. ATHERTON RESEARCH AWARDS
Assisting research efforts of graduate students and providing funds for their necessary travel to conduct research.
Open to both beginning and advanced graduate students in ancient history.
NAUERT TRAVEL FUND
Travel scholarship for graduate students.
JOHN C. RAINBOLT AWARD
Open to graduate teaching assistants who combine excellence in teaching and scholarship.
WALTER V. SCHOLES RESEARCH AWARDS
Open to Ph.D. candidates who have passed the comprehensive examination in history.
Preference given to first-year graduate students.
Limited to Ph.D. candidates who have passed the comprehensive examination in history. Fellow is expected to devote one semester full time to dissertation research and writing.
Summer session scholarships. One scholarship to a graduate student engaged in full-time graduate research.
Open to both beginning and advanced graduate students in American history.
Supported by the Allen Cook White, Jr., Fellowship Fund.
UNDERGRADUATE SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
Used to support study abroad for undergraduates.
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in American history.
GLEN M. MCCASLIN SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded annually to outstanding juniors majoring in history with minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have filed an Area of Concentration.
Scholarship for students with financial need.
WAKEFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship aid for students in Asian history.