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Experiential Learning Funds - DEADLINE December 14 ​

History Internship Grants - DEADLINE January 11

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Would you like to find ways to pay for your internship or other experiential learning opportunity? Please consider the following sources:

Center for Family History and Genealogy Internship Grants​ ​- Applications due NOVEMBER 10, 5:00 p.m.​​

Kennedy Center International Student Programs​, Weekly Info Sessions about funding and scholarships - Every Thursday 11:00 a.m. in 257 HRCB

​History Department Internships Funding and Grants Page - regularly updated information with links to applications and information​

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From Professor Jill Crandell, Director

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Family History students,

Each year the Center for Family History and Genealogy sponsors scholarships and grants to help students serving internships away from the Wasatch Front. If you are planning an internship during the 2018 calendar year (January through December), now is the time to apply. To be eligible for funding, students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits fall/winter; 6 credits spring/summer) during the semester or term when the scholarship or grant will be applied.

Attached is the application for these funds. Please note that you must have discussed your internship plans with Dr. Auman before your application will be considered. In general, students plan their internships for their junior or senior year after they have completed most of their family history requirements.

Applications for 2018 Center scholarships are due Friday, November 10 by 5:00 pm.

Any student applying for a Center scholarship should seriously consider applying for an internship grant from the FHSS college as well. Deadlines and additional information can be found at:

Best wishes,​

Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG®

Assistant Teaching Professor, History Department

Director, Center for Family History and Genealogy

Brigham  Young University



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FHSS College Internship Grants  DEADLINE JULY 15  ​

Department of History Experiential Learning Grants

Department of History Internship Grant

Please visit the Grants and Scholarships page on the Department of History website for more ongoing funding opportunities

Questions? Contact Maren Kirwan, History Internships Coordinator at

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Scholarship Applications are available now and due March 1, 2017.​

Check the History Department website for more information. 

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​​​​​​​​​Scholarship applications​ are available now and due March 1, 2017. 

Check the History Department website for more information. 

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Scholarships, Grants and Awards​​

BYU Continuing Student Scholarships Deadline: March 1

History Department Scholarships (2017 application information will post in early February) Deadline: March 1                                                   

FHSS Experiential Learning Grants Deadline: March 15

Fulton Mentored Learning Conference  (FHSS research poster contest) Deadline: March 30                               

Kennedy Scholars Deadline: May 6​

International Opportunities

Portugal Study Abroad through BYU Kennedy Center Deadline: January 31

Cambridge Study Abroad through BYU Kennedy Center Deadline: February 14

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Session A Deadline: February 15

Freeman – ASIA Scholarship (funding for Study Abroad in East/Southeast Asia) Deadline for Summer 2017: March 1

Gilman International Scholarship Deadline:  March 7

Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award Deadline: March 15

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship June 15

Internship Opportunities

Washington Seminar Fall 2017 Deadline: February 3

HBLL L. Tom Perry Special Collections Internship Deadline: March 15 (for internships in Spring/Summer 2017)​

BYU Museum of Art Internships Deadline: March 17

Center for Family History and Genealogy

Church History Library Internships (Spring/Summer Internship application coming soon)​

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PRC Scholar-In-Residence



The Portage Route Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation invites applications from student scholars to its Scholar-In-Residence fellowship program designed to encourage use of the William P. Sherman Library and Archives in Great Falls, Montana.


A $3000 stipend will be granted to a student researcher who articulates a research topic suitable for extensive use of this special collection. The stipend is meant to defray expenses incurred in traveling to, and residing in, Great Falls, MT for three to four weeks. The Portage Route Chapter will assist the Scholar in finding cost-effective lodging. Desk space and internet connection will be provided by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.


Research is expected to focus upon at least one of the following (or similar) areas:  Jefferson’s Corps of Discovery; the native peoples the Expedition met along their journey; efforts to establish and protect the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; work of Lewis and Clark entities connecting the general public to the National Historic Trail through interpretation; commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, 2003 – 2006; and the organizational history of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation – about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. An applicant’s proposal should specifically address its relevance to the unique resources found in the Sherman Library’s collections.

The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). Due to federal regulations, persons holding J-1 or F-1 exchange visitor or student visas are not eligible. Preference will be given to those applicants residing outside of the Great Falls area who would need to travel in order to conduct their research. Applicants must be considered a full-time student (enrolled both before and after the program), and must be at least an upper-level undergraduate.

Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2016. Award notifications will be made by March 31, 2016. The 2016 Scholar-In-Residence term of 3 to 4 weeks should begin approximately May 30, 2016 in order to participate in the 2015 Lewis and Clark Festival in Great Falls, June 18-20.


The Scholar-In-Residence will be expected to conduct research for at least 32 hours a week, and will give at least one public presentation on their research toward the end of residence in Great Falls. The Scholar will submit a short report describing the resources used during the residency. The Scholar will also submit a scholarly article, representing at least a portion of the research conducted at the Sherman Library, to We Proceeded On, the scholarly journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation within three months of the residency in order to receive the last half of the stipend.

For more information about the program, the Sherman Library, suggested topics, and application materials, please visit the Portage Route Chapter’s web page: and click on the “Scholar” tab.


Ella Mae Howard, Scholar-In-Residence Program Chair

Portage Route Chapter

PO Box 2424

Great Falls, MT 59403

(406)784-2282 or (406)727-2682


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The American University in Cairo

The Program:

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.


Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.



Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.



We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.


The application is due January 22, 2016.


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Grant Program

Goals of the Grant Program
The Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership offers grants for innovative projects that will help accomplish the goals and objectives defined in the Management Plan. These goals are described in the Grant Guidelines. The grant program is designed to provide strategic investments in heritage sites, events, programs, materials and other projects of cultural, educational and recreational value in Millard County, Utah; White Pine County, Nevada; and adjacent tribal lands. 

What We Fund
GBHAP funds projects that contribute to our mission of protecting and promoting the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Great Basin National Heritage Area. Please read the Grant Guidelines for details.

Who May Apply
Non-profit organizations, private organizations, local or regional government entities, federally recognized Indian tribes, or individuals may apply. Collaboration and partnerships are encouraged. The applicant must have sufficient capacity to manage the project to completion. Please read the Grant Guidelines for details.

Eligible Projects
To be eligible for funding, projects must further one or more goals of the GBNHA listed below. Projects that address two or more goals will be given higher consideration. Projects that incorporate the primary interpretive themes of the Great Basin National Heritage Area (see appendix in Grant Guidelines) are highly encouraged.

  • Heritage Resource Conservation and Enhancement
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Heritage Tourism and Recreation
  • Community Revitalization
  • Partnership Development

The goals of the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership are described in detail in the Management Plan.

Grant Categories
There are five grant categories: Tonia Harvey Research Grants* (up to $5,000 - click HERE for application); Transporation Grants (up to $1,500 - click HERE for application); Quick Grants (up to $1,500 - click HERE for application); Small Grants (up to $7,500 - click HERE for application) and Large Grants (up to $35,000 - click HERE for application). Please read the Grant Guidelines for details.  If your project involves an historic resource or site, please complete the Historic Resources Questionnaire.

*The Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership is pleased to add a new grant category: the Tonia Harvey Research Grant is named for the Partnership's co-founder and first president. With a love of its landscape and passion for its people, Tonia fought tirelessly for the preservation of the Great Basin and the creation of teh Great Basin National Heritage Area. 

Important Dates

Applications for Transportation and Quick Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis (no deadline). Applications for Small Grants are due May 1, 2015 and October 1, 2015. Applications for Large Grants are due October 1, 2015. Applications for Tonia Harvey Research Grants are due February 1, 2015.

For questions regarding the Grants Program, please call our office at (775) 234-7171 or email sends e-mail). We are happy to provide guidance on the application process.



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