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Department of History


You can donate directly to the History Department online. To make a contribution, please click the DONATE HERE link below and follow the prompts to fill in details about your gift and your contact information at the KSU Foundation's secure site. You will have to designate either "Friends of History" as the recipient in the drop-down list under "Specify a destination" OR write the Fund/Scholarship name and number (listed below) in the Special Instructions section. 


You may also send a check with the fund number or name in the memo line to:

Department of History
117D Calvin Hall
802 Mid-Campus Drive South
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506


Thank you for considering a gift to the History Department.

Departmental Funds

Friends of History

Supports instructional equipment, outside speakers, faculty, student research, and departmental events and activities that enhance the educational "quality of life" for history students.

(Fund F27200)

Friends of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is committed to researching, preserving, and sharing the history of rural Kansas. Through the establishment of a research lab, archives, curriculum, and publications the Chapman Center links the community of learners at Kansas State University with the communities of the past. The stories and lives of all peoples who shaped the history of this region are significant; and as a premier land-grant institution, Kansas State University supports and encourages the recovery of lived experience, lost towns and settlements, original lands, and changing landscapes.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Robert D. Linder History Scholarship

Established by friends and former students of University Distinguished Professor Robert Linder, this fund currently awards two scholarships annually to outstanding history majors. Our goal is to grow the fund to a level that would allow the award of four renewable scholarships annually.

(Fund Q76737)

Josie S. Sanders Memorial Scholarship in the Department of History

Established to honor the memory of Josie Sanders, a fervent champion of higher education and the late wife of Professor Charles Sanders. Preference for this scholarship is given to incoming freshman history majors.

(Fund Q37031)

Leo and Irene Chapman Excellence in History Scholarship

This scholarship goes to the outstanding senior history major, and was established by KSU history alumni Mark Chapman in honor of his parents.

(Fund Q04255)

Golda M. Crawford History Scholarship

This scholarship is designated for junior majors in history, and was established to honor Professor Golda Crawford, a legendary history teacher who taught at KSU for over thirty years.
(Fund Q58597)

Golda M. Crawford Scholarship

Also established in honor of Professor Crawford, this scholarship is designated for senior majors in history.
(Fund Q58596)

Lois B. Turner Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Lois Turner, a KSU faculty member from 1943 to 1967, this scholarship is designated for outstanding history majors, with preference for those who graduated from a Kansas high school.
(Fund Q92700)

Ada Billings History or Humanities Scholarship

Ada Billings was an early master's graduate of the department. Established in her memory, this scholarship is open to outstanding history upperclassmen and graduate students.

Graduate Awards and Fellowships

James C. Carey Graduate Student Research and Travel Fund

Established in memory of James C. Carey, the department's long-time specialist in Latin American history and author of a history of KSU. The award is designated for research travel for both master's and doctoral students.
(Fund 56010)

Florence M. Hamscher Graduate Research Fund
Established in memory of Florence Hamscher, an ardent supporter of education and mother of Professor Albert Hamscher. The fund supports doctoral student research travel outside the state of Kansas.
(Fund F67325)
Kenneth W. Jones Graduate Student Travel Fund

Established in memory of Kenneth Jones, late University Distinguished Professor and the department's South Asian historian for over thirty years. The award is designated for doctoral student travel for research or attendance at professional conferences.
(Fund F73318)

Leroy E. and Mary Sullivan Page Fund for Graduate Students in History

This award was established by the children of Leroy and Mary Page in memory of their parents. Professor Page was the department's historian of science for a quarter century; Mary Page was a distinguished nursing educator. The award funds doctoral student travel for research outside the state of Kansas.
(Fund Q82450)

Robin Higham Military History Graduate Student Research and Travel Fund

Established to honor the achievements of Professor Robin Higham, the department's senior military historian for over thirty-five years. The award funds the travel of doctoral students in military history for research or for attendance at professional conferences.

(Fund F69281)

A. Bower Sageser Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Professor Sageser who taught American history at KSU for over twenty years. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student recognized for excellence in teaching.
(Fund Q85485)

Ina Belle (Wilson) Mueller Scholarship for Graduate Research in History

Established by Colonel Harrie Mueller in memory of his wife, this scholarship is awarded to graduate students whose thesis or dissertation relates to the history of Kansas.
(Fund Q80550)

Colonel Peter Cullen Military History Fellowship

Established by alumni Mark Chapman in memory of Colonel Cullen, an MA recipient of the department who had a distinguished military career. This fellowship funds doctoral student research in military history.
(Fund Q04556)

Anne S. Higham Memorial Outstanding Military History Graduate Student Award

This fund was established in memory of Anne Higham, mother of Professor Robin Higham. It provides an award to the student designated annually as the department’s outstanding graduate student in military history.
(Fund 69280)

History of the West

Homer E. Socolofsky Western History Fund

Established to honor the late Professor Homer Socolofsky, the department's long-time historian of Kansas and the West. The fund provides for departmental activities pertinent to western history.

Harvey Hougen Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration, the one student shall be: Working on the Kansas History: Journal of the Central Plains publication, with preference to a graduate student. If the publication ceases to exist the scholarship should be awarded to a graduate student in the Department of History, based on academic performance and financial need.