IUI-The Theodore Thelander, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (Liberal Arts)

This scholarship is awarded to an IUI student for superior achievement on a paper on a historical subject. The History Department faculty present this scholarship in memory of Theodore Thelander, Jr., a former member of the department.

The scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student in history enrolled at IUI.

  • Papers must be written by an undergraduate student enrolled as a history major at IUI. Any paper written on a historical topic for any undergraduate IUI class in the current academic year is eligible for this award. You do not need to be a history major, the paper must have been written for a history course.
  • Papers must be double-spaced AND in final form: clean, typed copy that is free of all comments by previous readers. You may revise the paper from what you submitted to the class.
  • Preference is given to papers of at least 12 pages in length that incorporate research into both primary sources and historical scholarship. Papers must conform to standard citation practices, e.g. MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style, or Turabian’s A Manual for Writers.
  • Papers must not contain the student’s name. Attach a separate cover sheet with the title of the paper and your name, address, e-mail, telephone number, and student ID. Also, indicate for which class the paper was originally written (course number, instructor, and semester) and indicate that you are submitting the paper for the Theodore Thelander, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
  • Papers will be judged by the History Department Awards Committee on the basis of their research, analysis, originality, and writing.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Thelander Memorial Scholarship Paper (click help text for details)