Victor & Mary Hicken History Scholarship


  • Declared History Major
  • Completed a minimum 60 semester hours (junior standing) at time of initial award
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted to the Department of History Chair
  • Writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length) originally submitted for credit in a History course
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and maintain a 3.5 GPA during the award period


Approximately $2,500 per year for up to two (2) years

Additional Comments:

Applicants cannot be recipients of the Leonard, Sadler, or Balsamo Scholarships in the Department of History

Selection Process:

Recipients will be chosen by the Department of History Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Department Chair
Department of History
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 438
Macomb, IL 61455

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes, for up to one (1) additional year

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

  • Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Remain a History Major