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Avery O. Craven Award

The Avery O. Craven Award is a Contest sponsored by Organization of American Historians.

Award Information:

Amount of Contest: Average: $500
Application Deadline: 1-Oct
Requirements: Awarded for most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, or the Era of Reconstruction, with the exception of works of purely military history.

Sponsorship provided by:

Organization of American Historians
112 North Bryan Avenue, PO Box 5457
Bloomington, IN 47408-5457
Email Address:
Phone Number: 812 855 9852
Fax Number: 812 855 0696

You can find out more by contacting:

Award and Prize Committee Coordinator

Bloomington, IN 47408-5457
Email Address:
Phone Number: 812 855 9852
Fax Number: 812 855 0696

One may find it helpful to check out the latest information on the contest. A maximized likelihood of obtaining money is a result of first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. A good first step is to seek to understand the reason for involvement of the Organization of American Historians and their reason for offering the Avery O. Craven Award. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, verify that you have any likelihood of actually getting the contest. If you think that there is a good chance of going on to be awarded the Avery O. Craven Award, then it is useful to fill out an application.

A crucial aspect of working toward obtaining the contest is filling out the application correctly. Some forms are drawn-out and tedious, but take the time to make sure that you fill out the application precisely and without omission. Use caution to insure that you will not be denied as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, you should note when the Avery O. Craven Award distributes the money so that you can know if you will be able to count on the contest to help meet the expenses associated with school and what assistance it will provide, since there might be constraints on what bills you can pay with the Avery O. Craven Award. You might find it challenging to find ways to handle the expenses associated with school, and having the additional resources of the Avery O. Craven Award to defray some of the costs can be a huge help. Even if you don't obtain the Avery O. Craven Award, don't give up, there are other contests and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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