History Degree Scholarships

Search free scholarships from our database that are targeted towards history students. Some of these scholarships apply to Canadian students, and others apply to American students, and many apply to both!

Scholarship Amount Deadline Region of Study Level of Study
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowships

$2,000 per month stipend


January 15, annually

Doctoral candidates


United States - Eligibility is for worldwide students


Getty Scholar Grants

Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months: 

Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June: $17,200
Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $42,000
Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000


October 1, 2021




Worldwide (all nationalities)


Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship



UPDATE: This scholarship program appears to be on pause due to COVID-19. Please check back in January of 2022 for an update.






DAR Scholarships - Specific Areas of Study

Varies: $1,000 - $4,000 as a one-time award, or per year of study


January 31, annually


Undergraduate; Graduate


United States


DAR Scholarships - History, Political Science, Economics & Government

$2,000 - $5,000


January 31, annually


Undergraduate; Graduate


United States


Indspire Post-Secondary Education Scholarship



February 1; August 1; November 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT (annually)


Full-time one-year certificate or diploma programs, undergraduate and graduate degree programs from an accredited post- secondary institution. 


Canada (Study outside of Canada is permitted at the graduate level).


Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

$1,850 per month or $1,350 per month including housing in the Society's Fellow's Residence


January 15, annually (UPDATE: Due to the COVID pandemic, the Society is suspending the 2021 application process for all short-term fellowships. The next applications for short-term fellowships will be due on January 15, 2022. Fellowships will be tenable for 2022-23.) 


Doctoral candidates


United States (location of fellowship)