Scholarships & Awards
Annual Scholarships & Awards Earned by Students Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History
THE CAPTAIN JOE WOFFORD EUBANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Captain Joe Wofford Eubanks Memorial Scholarship was initiated in 1976 as the result of a contribution from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Eubanks. The fund was named in memory of Captain Joe Wofford Eubanks, Citadel Class of 1969, who gave his life in service of his country in Vietnam. Scholarships are available to history majors up to rising seniors with out-of-state residence and financial need who possess attributes in accord with the high standards of The Citadel. The first award was made in 1977.
THE GENERAL MARK W. CLARK DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR SERVICE AWARD (General Mark W. Clark Endowment, Department of History)
A General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Scholar Service Award recipient will receive a $500 check, award certificate, and his/her name added to the General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Scholar Service Award Plaque displayed in the Department of History. The General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Scholar Service Award was created by The Department of History in 2020 to recognize and reward worthy History Majors. Mark Wayne Clark (5/1/1896 – 4/17/1984) was a United States Army officer who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, and he was the youngest U. S. Army four-star general during World War II. In honor of General Clark’s service to the nation and The Citadel, this award is assigned when History Department faculty decide to recognize a History Major, any level, who has excelled academically and also distinguished himself/herself by performing worthy service to the History Department; however, the scholar’s service to the greater Citadel community may also be considered.
MAJOR THOMAS D. HOWIE AWARD
This annual award is given to the junior history major with the highest GPA in honor of MAJOR Thomas D. Howie (April 12, 1908 – July 17, 1944), a Citadel graduate, killed in action in the French town of Saint-Lô, during the Battle of Normandy, in the Second World War.
Image: Dr. Aguirre awards Jake Schindler the MAJOR THOMAS D. HOWIE AWARD at the 2019 History Department Annual Awards Dinner.
CPT CHRISTOPHER J. KENNY HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FUND
James L. Kenny and Jacqueline M. Kenny present $1,000 and a special gift —in honor of their son CPT Christopher J. Kenny who was killed in action—to the Junior or Senior level history major who has shown the most enthusiasm and love of history during their four years of study at The Citadel. Fulltime History Faculty have the opportunity to nominate a Junior or Senior history major, and vote upon the slate of candidates. The nominee who receives ith the highest number of votes is awarded the scholarship. Junior recipients are eligible again in their Senior year.
Image: Mr. and Mrs. Kenny with David Days, recipient of the CPT CHRISTOPHER J. KENNY HISTORY AWARD, 2019.
FRANCIS MARION CUP
The Department of History faculty select the senior with the highest GPA in American History courses for The Francis Marion Cup, provided by the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution - Rebecca Motte Chapter in Charleston.
H. L. GARY AWARD
GRANVILLE T. PRIOR AWARD (2022)
The Granville T. Prior Award consists of a key and scroll presented annually by The Citadel History Club to a student whose senior research project is selected by a joint-faculty committee as the best in the Departments of English, History, and Political Science.
THE HARRY S. DENT AMERICANISM SCHOLARSHIP
The Harry S. Dent Americanism Scholarship was initiated in 1970 as the result of the efforts of Senator Strom Thurmond, as well as a grant from the John P. Gaty Charitable Trust. Mr. Dent was administrative assistant to Senator Thurmond from 1955-1965; advisor to the President of the United States, 1968-69; and a Washington correspondent for several South Carolina newspapers and radio stations. The Dent Committee awards this scholarship each spring to a worthy senior who submits a paper on a specific subject regarding Americanism. Cadets must be opposed to communism and must be strong advocates of the private, free enterprise, competitive system of government provided for in the U.S. Constitution. The first award was made in 1972.
A Special Congratulations to Those Students who Earned Department of History Awards in 2020-2021!