School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Graduate Tuition Scholarships and Teaching Assistantships for History Majors

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The Jacob H. Dorn Scholarship

The Jacob H. Dorn scholarship was endowed in 2012 to honor one of the founding members of the Department of History and the founding director of the Wright State University Honors Program. Professor Dorn, who retired in 2012, was a noted scholar of American religion in the Progressive Era who also provided leadership to a number of local and regional organizations beyond Wright State, including the Ohio Academy of History and the Dayton Council on World Affairs. The scholarship, in the amount of approximate $1,250, is awarded annually to a graduate student who has applied for funding.

Past Recipients

  • 2017: Zachariah Jett
  • 2016: Paul Dority
  • 2015: Cody Caudill
  • 2014: Jaye Drummond
  • 2013: Andrew Pedrotti

Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Each year, selected entering students will be awarded Graduate Tuition Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit. These scholarships are granted in dollar amounts according to available funds. In the current 2012-13 academic year, the value of each scholarship is about $8750, which represents a large portion, but not all of the tuition and fees for full-time graduate students. These awards are good for one year.  For their second year, all graduate students are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships in the department.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships provide tuition remission and pay a stipend, currently in the range of $8000 annually. Most Graduate Assistants are assigned to faculty members and assist them in class preparation and grading. Assistants in Public History can also be assigned to the university archives. In addition, the Public History track has a number of temporary and work-study positions off-campus.

If you are a prospective student who wishes to apply for financial aid, download and submit the Tuition Scholarship Application form to the history department by April 1. The full application will also be due April 1 to the Graduate School.

If you are a continuing student preparing to enter a second year of full-time study and wish to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, download and submit the Application for Graduate Assistantships form (PDF) to the department by March 1. Please note: students who have already received two years of funding from the department are not eligible.


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