A $500 scholarship, awarded annually in honor of the late distinguished historian of the Ancient Near East and Mughal India and beloved professor of Historical Studies at UT Dallas.

Only Historical Studies majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible. A student can become a candidate for this scholarship by self-application or by nomination by a faculty member in Arts and Humanities. In the first scenario, the student must submit a 250-word personal statement and secure two academic letters of reference. The second scenario is slightly more elaborate: The student must be nominated by an A&H faculty member, who also commits to providing one of the letters of reference. After confirming that the student has a GPA of 3.5 or above, she will be notified that she is a nominee. If she chooses to compete, she must submit a 250-word personal statement and secure a second letter of reference. The deadline for submitting all materials is Oct. 31, 2011. Nominations will be accepted starting immediately. Send all materials and nominations, or questions, to peter.park@utdallas.edu. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Materials in hard copy may also be submitted to Prof. Peter Park, Mail Station JO31.