AASLH Annual Meeting: Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity Now Accepting Applications

The Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity is named in honor of Douglas Evelyn, AASLH president from 1992-1994, and recognizes his strong support of AASLH’s professional development mission. A primary objective of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship is to increase culturally diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting and in all of the association’s programs. The scholarship includes the registration fee for the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $500 toward travel and hotel expenses. This year, TWO scholarships will be awarded to history professionals or students (members or not) who represent racial or ethnic minority groups in the U.S and can explain how attending the Annual Meeting will improve their practice of history.

Cristen Piatnochka, a 2015 Evelyn scholarship winner, had this to say about her experiences in Louisville:

From beginning to end I was captivated by the conversations sparked by the panel sessions. The passion and commitment to the study and appreciation of history filled the air. To be surrounded by people who seek to advance the field was wonderful. Everyone was so willing to share ideas and offer suggestions, which made for fantastic discussions and meaningful conversations.

George Neptune came to the 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Paul as a scholarship winner and wrote:

There is only one way to describe my experience at this year’s annual meeting; the sum of its parts was far greater than I ever could have expected. Not only was I surrounded by people who, like me, have a passion for history and education, but the workshops and sessions I attended left me inspired and exhilarated.

Applications are due online July 1, 2016. Apply today!