Scholarships and Awards

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) awards a major undergraduate prize at the end of each academic year and HTS majors are eligible for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean's Scholarship and Dean's Internship.

  • The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean's Scholarship is given to incoming freshmen in recognition of a high school record of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding public service.  The application for Dean's Scholarships is a competitive, merit-based process. Scholarships are awarded in the spring to high school students who enroll for fall semester in majors within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

  • The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Freshmen Research Internship is given to incoming freshmen in recognition of a high school record of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding public service.  Students are given an opportunity to conduct academic research with a faculty member and earn up to $1,250 per semester (fall and spring semesters) for a total of $2,500 during the academic year.

  • The Bellon Award is given in memory of the late professor Dr. Bernard P. Bellon to a BS-HTS student who has distinguished him/herself in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, research, and personal integrity.  Preference is given to a student who is in the third year or above in the HTS major. Nominations of students by HSOC faculty are due in February each year, and the prize is given at the annual Georgia Tech Student Honors Luncheon and Award Ceremony. The Bellon Award includes a cash prize of $1,000.

  • The Bellon Scholarship is given to an incoming first year student in memory of the late professor Dr. Bernard P. Bellon.  The award recognizes a student who has distinguished him/herself in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, research, and personal integrity during the high school years.  Preference is given to individuals who have made a significant positive impact in their communities, first-generation college students, and/or students from under-represented minority groups. The Bellon Scholarship includes a one-time cash award of $1,000.

  • The Chair's Award is given each spring to the HTS major who has written the best research paper in the prior academic year.  Papers are nominated by faculty members in April, and then reviewed by a faculty committee to select the winner. Quality of the research, quality of the writing, strength of the analysis, and originality form the basis of the review criteria. The Chair's Award includes a cash prize of $250.

  • The School of History and Sociology, in conjunction with the Office of Minority Educational Development, also sponsors the Dorothy Cowser Yancy Incentive Award each year. The Incentive Award is given to the African American first year student with the most outstanding academic record based on GPA, curriculum difficulty, and participation in activities related to the student's program of study. The award is sponsored by former professor Dr. Dorothy Yancy, who went on to become the president of Johnson C. Smith University, and is given by the School of History and Sociology in her name.