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Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 12:47:28 -0500 From: Justine Ahlstrom <email@example.com> Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS IN NYC FOR HISTORY MAJORS (for more information and a pdf of the brochure that you can download and print or forward to students via e-mail, go to www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/student2.html) The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites college sophomores and juniors with a serious interest in American history, and academic excellence in the field, to apply for one of: * 15 History Scholarships that include a six-week all-expenses paid scholarly research program in New York City running from June 18 to July 29, 2006 and * Up to 50 awards for runners-up, who will be named Finalists and invited to an all-expenses-paid, one-week program in New York City from June 3 to June 10, 2006 HISTORY SCHOLARS receive a stipend of $2,400, along with room, board, and travel expenses for a six-week program in New York City (June 18 to July 29, 2006). Scholars conduct primary-source research to prepare historical materials for publication. They also participate in weekly meetings with eminent historians to discuss historical issues and gain insight into history as a profession. (Past sessions have been led by Eric Foner, Kenneth T. Jackson, James McPherson, Sean Wilentz, Christine Stansell, Steven Hahn, Steven Mintz, Ron Chernow, and Catherine Clinton, among others.) A third component of the program is weekly behind-the-scenes visits, led by archivists, to leading repositories of American historical documents, printed books, and material culture. HISTORY SCHOLAR FINALISTS not selected for the six-week program will be invited to an all-expenses-paid, one-week program (June 3 to June 10, 2006) that aims to foster an interest in American history through field trips, discussions with professionals about careers for history majors, and lectures by leading scholars such as David Brion Davis, James McPherson, and Pauline Maier. All award winners are named in our national press releases and in press releases to their hometown newspapers. ELIGIBILITY: At the time of application (Spring 2006), students must be considered sophomores or juniors in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, should have completed at least one course in American history, and should expect to major in that field. APPLICATIONS must be postmarked by MARCH 1, 2006, and include: 1) A signed cover letter (1-2 pages) describing your interest in this program and providing the following information: name, college/university, campus and permanent mailing addresses, campus and permanent telephone numbers, e-mail address, and the names of your two recommenders. 2) A resume or C.V. and an official college transcript. 3) A sample of your historical writing. (This should be no more than 5 double-spaced pages and can be drawn from class assignments or independent work.) 4) Two letters of recommendation by faculty members, at least one of whom is a professor of American history. In addition to the mailed application, please go online at www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/student3.html to register your application in our database and to ensure that we have correct contact information to notify you of your status. Send application materials (no electronic or faxed applications will be accepted) to: History Scholars Program The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 601 West 110th Street, Suite 4M New York, NY 10025 All applicants will be automatically considered for both the six-week and one-week programs. No separate application is necessary. NOTIFICATIONS will be mailed by April 3, 2006. For more information about applications, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Justine Ahlstrom the Gilder Lehrman Institute at 212-316-5280; for more information about the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars program, you can contact Thorin Tritter, the program coordinator, at email@example.com or 609 258-8125. For more about the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and to see a list of previous recipients and their projects, visit www.gilderlehrman.org. ----- End forwarded message -----