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Shawnee County History Scholarship

The history department has a well-established tradition of training historians and teachers of history, building from a foundation of survey courses in U.S. and world history, and moving on to a rich range of innovative upper-level offerings.

We are looking forward to continuing that tradition, and for that, we are working to expand scholarship offerings. For the coming year, we hope to grow the Shawnee County History Scholarship. The Shawnee County History Scholarship alongside the Shawnee County Thrives Scholarship will give hometown incoming students planning to major in history an additional scholarship and the opportunity to learn more about their home base. 

Applicants for this scholarship are required to submit a 500-word essay on the history of Shawnee County to be reviewed by the history department. The selected author will be encouraged to present their findings to the local historical society, library or other public outlet to present their findings. This gives our students the opportunity to not only delve into the history of our county but also practice their presentation skills in a public setting. 

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 Men's and Women's Golf 98
2 $1,750 Mass Media Career Accelerator Fund 96
3 $1,250 Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London 80
4 $500 Adopt-A-Turtle 78
5 $500 Volleyball 40
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Business Dean's Fund $20,355.00
2 Jim Concannon Deanship $11,535.00
3 SOL Summer Public Interest Stipends $11,434.00
4 Mulvane Art Museum $11,150.00
5 Dean's Fund & Scholarships - Law $9,425.00
Shawnee County History Scholarship Match
An anonymous donor will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 on gifts to support a scholarship for Shawnee County High School students majoring in history.
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