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Announcements Patrick Johnson January 30, 2023

UAB Campus GreenThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of History is offering two $5,000 scholarships to deserving students who transfer from another college to major in history at UAB. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate academic promise and a commitment to the study of history.

The Department of History offers a B.A. in History and an M.A. in History. In addition, the department has a general history minor, an innovative media studies minor, an Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM) program, and an undergraduate public history certificate.

History students at UAB also get the opportunity to explore public history in Birmingham and across Alabama by engaging with community members who have a stake and interest in the presentation of the past. The department has nurtured strong relationships with various institutions and nonprofit organizations that provide students with hands-on public history experiences. Some of these organizations include the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sloss Furnaces, and the Jefferson County Memorial Project.

Jonathan Wiesen, Ph.D., chair of the Department of History, hopes these new scholarships will attract students to UAB so they can experience all the university has to offer.

“These scholarships will help students explore their passion for history in a new college setting,” said Wiesen. “We want to make the transition to UAB affordable, and we are eager to support these great history majors however we can. The department’s strengths include the history of the contemporary U.S., the World War II era, early modern Europe, east Asia, the ancient world, and public history.”

Applicants should send a college transcript and a one-page description explaining why they are interested in studying history and what some of their career aspirations are to Walter Ward, Ph.D., wdward@uab.edu. The deadline to receive these documents is Friday, April 7, 2023, for the summer term.

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