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:
Thank you for considering a gift to the History Department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Golda M. Crawford Scholarship
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.
Ada Billings History or Humanities Scholarship
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.
Florence M. Hamscher Graduate Research Fund
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ina Belle (Wilson) Mueller Scholarship for Graduate Research in History
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.
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.
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.