Thelander Memorial Scholarship

This prize is awarded to an IUPUI student for superior achievement on a paper on a historical subject. The prize is presented by the History Department faculty in memory of Theodore Thelander, Jr., a former member of the department.


Faculty of the History Department of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI will determine the number, amount and recipients of the scholarship.


  • Papers must be written by an undergraduate student currently enrolled at IUPUI. Any paper written on an historical topic for any undergraduate IUPUI class in the current academic year is eligible for this award. You do not need to be a history major, nor does the paper need to have been written for a history course.
  • Papers must be typed, double-spaced AND in final form, i.e. a clean, typed copy that is free of all comments by previous readers. You may revise the paper from what you submitted to the class.
  • Preference is given to papers of at least 12 pages in length that incorporate research into both primary sources and historical scholarship.
  • Papers must conform to standard citation practices, e.g., MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style, or Turabian’s A Manual for Writers.
  • A student may submit no more than 2 papers for the Thelander award in a given year.
  • Papers must not contain the student’s name. Attach a separate cover sheet with the title of the paper and your name, address, e-mail, telephone number, and student ID number. Also indicate for which class the paper was originally written (course number, instructor, and semester) and indicate that you are submitting the paper for the Thelander Award.
  • Papers will be judged by the History Dept. Awards Committee on the basis of their research, analysis, originality, and writing.


Visit our scholarship application website to apply for this scholarship and others. You must meet the eligibility requirements.

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