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Address:
702 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069


Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: 702 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069
CMarciano@wcupa.edu


Dr. Robert Kodosky
Departmental Chairperson
Office: 704 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2288
Fax: 610-436-3069
RKodosky@wcupa.edu


Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: 729 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2971
KGedge@wcupa.edu


Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: 721 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-0734
BGaydosh@wcupa.edu


Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: 723 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2972
JFriedman@wcupa.edu

Scholarships

Every year, the History Department supports a number of student activities and scholarships through its endowed Drayer Fund.

Below is a list of the types of activities the Drayer Committee funds, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and steps you can take if you are interested in applying for funding. To apply for any of these funding opportunities, fill out this application.

Graduate and Undergraduate End-of-Year Scholarships

Every spring, the Drayer fund allocates five Drayer Tuition Scholarships of up to $2,000 each, and six Drayer Book Scholarships of up to $500 each. Eligibility: Student must be a History major, have completed at least 30 credits and two WCU history courses at the time of application, and demonstrate academic merit.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:59 PM

Helen Tapper Ivins Social Studies Certification Undergraduate Scholarship

Every spring, the Drayer fund allocates one Helen Tapper Ivins Scholarship of $1,250. Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in a BA History program with Teacher Certification, have completed at least 30 credits at the time of application, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Students may apply for both a Drayer scholarship and an Ivins scholarship in the same year.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:59 PM

Michael C. Grey Undergraduate Award

Every spring, the Drayer fund allocates one Michael C. Grey Award of $250. Eligibility: must be enrolled in a BA History program, have completed at least 54 credits at the time of application, have a GPA of at least 2.5, demonstrate concern for humanity or the environment with a record of community or extracurricular involvement, and be considering graduate studies. Students may apply for Drayer, Ivins, and Grey scholarships in the same year.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:59 PM

Internship Support

Every year, the Drayer Fund provides varying levels of financial support for a limited number of history major internships. Eligibility: Student must be a history major, have completed at least 80 credits, and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Student must meet with history department internship coordinator to set up an internship. The internship coordinator will provide guidance on applying for Drayer funding, and all requests for Drayer internship support should go through the internship coordinator. Application Deadline: Open application; committee considers applications as they come in. Consult with internship coordinator.

Student-Teacher Support

Every year, the Drayer Fund provides varying levels of financial support for a limited number of student-teachers. Eligibility: Student must be a history major in the social studies teacher certification program, enrolled in HIS 411/412 (Student-Teaching). Student must meet with history department social studies coordinator, who will provide guidance on applying for Drayer funding. All requests for Drayer student-teacher support should go through the social studies coordinator. Application Deadline: Open application; committee considers applications as they come in. Consult with social studies coordinator.

Study Abroad Support

Every year, the Drayer Fund provides varying levels of financial support for history majors enrolled in study abroad programs. The amount of funding depends on the quality of the student's application. Eligibility: Student must be a History major, have completed at least 12 credits, and demonstrate academic merit. If the student is enrolled in a study-abroad program led by a WCU history faculty member, they should meet with that faculty member before seeking Drayer support. The faculty member will provide guidance on applying for Drayer funding, and requests for Drayer study-abroad support should go through the faculty member.

Other projects

Presenting at a conference? Working on a research project with a professor? Volunteering with a cultural heritage organization? The Drayer committee also considers other requests for funding on a rolling basis. You will need to submit a budget and have a faculty member to sponsor your request.

Apply today!

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