Scholarships and Funding for Graduate Students
- To Whom to Apply: Department
- Method of Selection: Teaching Assistantships are awarded by the DOH based on merit in competition with other applicants to the graduate program as recommended by the Graduate Committee. The precise terms of your appointment and your eligibility for renewal are stated in your first letter of appointment. Even for students admitted with a multi-year promise of support, renewal is contingent on making satisfactory progress toward the degree (see "Evaluation and Progress toward the Degree").
- Stipend: Approximately $1,300 per month for half-time employment in teaching, for 10 months.
- Tuition and Fees: Remitted except for general service fees.
- Dependency Allotment: None
- Medical Insurance: T.A.s are eligible for a University subsidized health insurance program.
- Employment: No non-university employment permitted.
- U.S. Citizenship: Not required.
Harold Woodman Graduate Research Fund:
Named in honor of Harold D. Woodman, a member of the Department of History faculty from 1971-1997, former Louis Martin Sears Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue, and past president of the Southern Historical Association, the Woodman Graduate Research Fund is made possible by the generous contributions of faculty, students, staff, alumni and alumnae, and friends of the Department of History. The Fund provides grants for travel to libraries and archives to conduct research for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Applications for grant funding are reviewed twice yearly by the Graduate Committee which recommends awards to the department head. The number of awards made depends largely on the quality of the proposals and the available resources generated by the fund's endowment. The individual is also honored at the department’s Spring Awards Banquet by receiving a certificate.
Criteria for Ranking and Selection
Professor Miletus Lafayette Flaningam taught history at Purdue for more than thirty-three years, and he had a special interest in the graduate program from its inception. After his untimely death in 1979, his colleagues, friends, and students established a memorial fund in his name to reward excellence in graduate student achievement. The award of $500 is presented during the spring semester to the author of the best paper submitted. The name of the winner is inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed in University Hall. The individual is also honored at the department’s spring banquet by receiving a certificate. Previous recipients of the Flaningam Award are not eligible.
Criteria with submission instructions
Graduate Student Teaching Award:
The Committee on the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) and the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs invite each department to submit the name of an outstanding graduate teaching assistant to be recognized by the university with an engraved plaque presented at the Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching Banquet in the spring. The individual is also honored at the department’s spring banquet by receiving a certificate. No monetary reward is received. Announcements are sent out in January.
Paul and Reed Benhamou Graduate Scholarship:
Thanks to a generous gift from Paul and Reed Benhamou, the Department of History is able to offer this scholarship to one or more students each year. To be eligible graduate students must be majoring in the Early Modern History of Western Europe (1615-1815). The terms of the bequest require that preference be given to students studying France.
At present we can grant one scholarship in the amount of $1000 for the academic year. The scholarship funds are not payable in cash but will be applied by the university to the students' tuition and fee balances. The scholarship may be renewed but you must reapply each year.
Applicants should fill out the special application form available on our web site or from the Graduate Secretary in the department. Deadline for applications is in March.
Criteria for Ranking and Selection