The Peter and Lydia Beckman Scholarship

Established in 1996 to reward outstanding scholarship and encourage graduate study in history, this $2,000 award is presented annually to one or two senior history majors at PLU who intend to study History or a closely-related field in graduate school. For more information, contact department chair Beth Kraig.

Holocaust Summer Fellows

Each year, 2-3 student research fellows are awarded for paid summer research in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. For more information, contact Beth Griech-Polelle.

Benson Summer Research Fellowships in Business and Economic History

Each year, 2-3 student research fellows are awarded for paid summer research in the field of Business and Economic History. For more information, visit the Business and Economic History website or contact Michael Halvorson.

Raphael Lemkin Student Essay Contest

You can earn money and fame for writing a great history essay? Yup, you sure can! Each year, the History department sponsors an annual Genocide essay-writing contest and evening event. For more information about the Contest click on the link below.

Lemkin Flyer 2017

Internships and International Study Opportunities

History internships are available and are often geared toward students’ professional goals. Faculty members work with students to create internships that offer opportunities to practice historical research methods. Students complete internships in a wide variety of settings—local, national and international—in both public and private organizations. The history department also works closely with and supports PLU’s many opportunities for study and work abroad.