Awards and Prizes

Dr. Samuel and Rose A. Bernstein Prize for Excellence in the Study of European History : Given by Roger K. Berle '64. Awarded annually to that student who has achieved excellence in the study of European history. (1989)

James E. Bland History Prize : A fund established by colleagues and friends of James E. Bland, a member of Bowdoin's Department of History from 1969 to 1974. Awarded to the Bowdoin undergraduate chosen by the history department, who has presented the best history honors project not recognized by any other prize at the College. (1989)

Class of 1875 Prize in American History : Established by William John Curtis 1875, LL.D. '13. Awarded to the student who writes the best essay and passes the best examination on an assigned subject in U.S. history. (1901)

Sherman David Spector of the Class of 1950 Award in History : Established by Sherman David Spector '50. Awarded to a graduating senior history major who has attained the highest cumulative average in his/her history courses, or to the highest-ranking senior writing an honors paper or a research essay in history. (1995)

Sherman David Spector of the Class of 1950 Fellowship in History : Assists students interested in a career in history or the teaching of history. Open to senior history majors and Bowdoin alumni/ae who majored in history. Spector Fellows will receive a one-time stipend upon matriculation in a graduate program in history or in a graduate program designed to train teachers of history or social studies at any level. (2003) More >

Paul Nyhus Travel Fund : Supports original student research that uses archival or other primary source material for independent study or honors project and related costs for travel whether in this country or abroad. (2005) More >

Golz Fellowships :  Supports research opportunities and internships for History majors and minors during the summer months. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz ’56 in memory of his father. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 stipend per student and subsidized college housing if applicable. (2014) More >