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Beverly August Awards – Criteria and amount(s) TBA
Typically available to History Department Honors Students, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Members, and Phi Beta Kappa Members (current and who plan to apply this Spring) are eligible, but previous awardees are not eligible.

The Richard and Louise Wilde Award – Amounts: $5000 (The History Teacher), $2000 Credential Students (two awards)
Master’s Students, Credential Students, and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible. Student must demonstrate strong interest in pedagogy, specifically in teaching history. The successful History Teacher candidate also receives a year-long student internship with the editorial board of the prestigious journal The History Teacher, which is published out of CSULB’s History Department.

Nicholas Perkins Hardeman Master’s Student Award – Probable Amount: $1200
Given to a Master’s Student in history who will be continuing in the M.A. program the following fall, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

The Lynne Israelsky Memorial Scholarship Award – Amount: $1000
Given in honor of Lynne Israelsky, awarded to a History Credential student.

The Xiaolan Bao Memorial Scholarship – Probable Amount: $500
Given in honor of Professor Bao, a distinguished historian of Chinese and Chinese-American women. Given for outstanding work by a graduate or undergraduate student in the history of Asian or Asian American women. Writing sample must reflect this.

Douglas McNeally Award – Probable Amount: $500
Given to a student who has performed outstanding service to the history department and demonstrated intellectual achievements required of outstanding history students. Personal statement must reflect this.

The Robert E. Foelber History Award – Amount: $1000 (was $500)
** NEW AWARD ** Given to a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior undergraduate student.  Minimum 3.0 GPA in major.  Must demonstrate financial need.  Submit a successful paper from an upper division Modern European history class or an original essay within the scope of Modern European history demonstrating the student’s engagement in the study of this area of history.

ADDED 3/12/15 Elizabeth Neilsen Scholarship – Amount $400 

Awarded to an outstanding History major of sophomore or junior standing to enable the recipient to complete the B.A. in the History Department. Outstanding achievement may be demonstrated through academic record in history course work. Writing sample is often helpful.

Ebell-Heimberger Scholarship – Probable Amount: $400
Given to a Master’s Student or Bachelor’s student in history who will be continuing his/her studies in the following fall, specifically for achievement in California History. Writing sample in California History must reflect this.

History 499 Portfolio Award – Probable Amount: $200
Awarded for the best portfolio assembled by a HIST 499 student. Students may nominate themselves, or faculty may nominate them. 499 portfolios must be submitted. Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 portfolios are eligible.

History 301 Portfolio Awards – Probable Amounts: $100, $75, $50
First, second, and third place prizes awarded for the best portfolios assembled by HIST 301 students. Students may nominate themselves, or faculty may nominate them. 301 portfolios must be submitted. Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 portfolios are eligible.

Eligibility: The History Department supports History Majors at the Undergraduate and Graduate level with these awards. Students may submit work done for any class taken in the 2014/15 academic year.

Application Materials (submit all in electronic form):

  1. Application form (click here for the form).
  2. Unofficial academic transcripts
  3. A personal statement (approximately one page about yourself, your work in the history department, your career plans, and how you would use your award)
  4. Samples of work (you must submit appropriate samples for each individual award for which you are applying, and identify them as such in your application packet)
  5. Letters of recommendation from faculty (optional, but strongly recommended)


March 23, 2015


Please forward all materials/direct any queries to Dr. Ali İğmen (, Chair of the History Department Awards Committee.

Please note:  Awards are not given in cash. Payments will be made through student accounts. Awards must be coordinated with other awards and financial aid, which may result in a reduction to student loans or other aid.

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    Phone: 562-985-4431
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    Fall 2015 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,
    Tuesdays: 8:00-9:00 am; 11:00-12:00 pm
    Thursdays: 8:00-9:00 am; 11:00-12:00 pm
    Fridays by appointment

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,
    Mondays: 1:00-3:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm
    Thursdays by appointment

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,
    Tuesdays: 11:00-12:30 pm
    Thursdays: 12:00-1:30 pm

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Mondays: 3:00-6:00 pm
    Tuesdays: 1:30-3:30 pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.