Established in 2002 due to the generosity of a Professor of History in the department, Robert Ryan.
Scholarship Competition: The History Department announces a competition for the Robert A. Ryan Prize for next academic year (2019-2020). We typically give the following awards:
• 3 senior awards at up to $4000 each
• 3 junior awards at up to $3000 each
• 3 sophomore awards at up to $2000 each
All applicants must:
- be a history or social studies education major enrolled full-time for at least one semester of the 2018-2019 academic year,
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in history classes and a 3.0 overall, and
- have a minimum of 9 credits of in IC history department courses that you have completed or are currently enrolled in.
If a student has not completed 9 credits, they must ask their history professors to sign a form attesting to their current course grade(s). If you meet these prerequisites, please submit 3 papers you have written from at least 2 different history classes. In addition, provide a brief cover letter contextualizing your papers and explaining how they illustrate your approach as a student of history.
The deadline for applying for this prize is Friday, March 15, 2019. Please submit your portfolio via email to Professor Breuer to Muller 412. Late submissions will not be considered.
Students Who Have Earned the Robert A. Ryan Scholarship:
2016 Madeleine Anthony; Amanda Boyle; Joseph Buttimer; Evan Denning; Samantha DiFalco; Naomi Hanson; Natalie Howlett; Spencer Mooney; Drew Stierhoff
2015 Madeleine Anthony; Kaleb Cabisca; Evan Denning; William Loveland; Joseph Buttimer; Samantha Cripe; Eleanor Holleran; Allison Salzman
2014 Alexander Accetta; Joseph Buttimer; Evan Denning; Megan Dunn; Celina Foran; Bud Gankhuyag; Eric Trautman-Mosher; Nicholas Tryka; Christopher Whalen
2013 Emily Gallik; Bud Gankhuyag; Joshua S. Greenfield; Jacob Huston; David Kaminsky; Johannah Litwin; Simone Noonan
2012 Cayla Cluckey; Meredith R. McWeeney; Joanna E. Miller; Jack B. Mohrbacher; Jessica Mortellaro; Matthew A. Prokosch; Corinne E. Swanson; Benjamin T. Weger
2011 Megan Gaul; Ashley Jacoby; Meredith McWeeney; Kathleen O’Loughlin; James Strouss; Corinne Swanson
2010 Rachel Corcoran; Kaitlyn Dunphy; Megan Gaul; Ashley Jacoby; Ian Mahoney
2009 Christopher Allaire; Jesse Atkins; Kevin Fry; Ian Mahoney; Rachel Walker
2008 Chris Allaire; Brittany Bovenizi; Christopher Crawford; Andrew Zivic
2007 Priyum Banerjee; Angelica Burton; Jeffrey Taylor; Andrew Zivic
2006 David Cutler; Lauren Georger; Mandi Morningstar; Amanda Sticker
2005 Lauren Georger; Jude Gullie; Mandi Morningstar; Benjamin Sibley
2004 Jude Gullie; Alexis Heath; Antonio Saccoccio; Patrick Vrooman
2003 Elizabeth Gardiner; Jarett Powers; Zulekia Shepard; Megan Talmadge
2002 Brian Ohl; Jarett Powers; Zulekia Shepard; Bozhidar