Gordon W. Kirk Honors History Scholarship


The purpose of this endowment fund is to recruit incoming Freshman majoring in history. Participation in the Centennial Honors College is encouraged. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a History Major
  • First Preference to an entering Freshman who qualifies for the Centennial Honors Program
  • Second Preference to a Transfer student who qualifies for the Centennial Honors Program, if the first preference is unavailable
  • Third Preference is to a current student with an overall GPA of at least 3.4


This scholarship is to be awarded annually through an EFT payment 1/2 fall and 1/2 spring. The scholarship is to be award as four annual scholarships at $1,500 each ($750 fall/$750 spring), making the entire scholarship for each student $6000.

Selection Process:

Using the prioritized criteria, selection will be based on academic credentials. Selection of the award recipient(s) each year shall be made by the Department of History at Western Illinois University.

Applications and Inquiries:

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

Deadline for Applications:

  • First Monday of April (for fall awards)
  • First Monday of November (for spring awards)
Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?


What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Renewal is automatic as long as the criteria are met