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Ellis W. Hawley Prize

The Ellis W. Hawley Prize is a Contest sponsored by Organization of American Historians.

Award Information:

Amount of Contest: Average: $500
Application Deadline: 1-Oct
Requirements: Awarded for the best book-length historical study or dissertation on the political economy, politics, or institutions of the U.S., concerning its domestic or international affairs from the Civil War to the present.

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

It will help if you carefully examine any material provided for the contest. A maximized likelihood of achieving your goal will follow from first understanding the qualifications and then determining if you qualify. At the outset be aware of the driving force for the Organization of American Historians and what they hope to achieve with the Ellis W. Hawley Prize. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if you have a reasonable chance of actually getting the contest. Once you believe that there is a good chance of going on to be a recipient of the Ellis W. Hawley Prize, then you should fill out an application.

A vital detail in the process of trying for the contest is paying close attention to the application. Applications can sometimes be drawn-out, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that your work was done precisely and thoroughly. You don't want to miss out on a technicality.

After filing, it's important to know when the Ellis W. Hawley Prize confers the award and makes payment of any funds in order to know whether or not you can rely on the contest to help meet the expenses associated with school and its personal usefulness, since there might be constraints on what expenses are covered by the Ellis W. Hawley Prize. It can be difficult to handle the increasing costs of education, and getting the Ellis W. Hawley Prize to assist with your expenses is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the Ellis W. Hawley Prize, try not to be upset, there will be alternative contests that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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