The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement.

Up to fifteen top American history college juniors and seniors will be selected as Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winners who will

  • Spend six days in New York City, June 3–8, 2018
  • Participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars
  • Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of a unique archive of primary sources
  • Receive the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award at a celebratory dinner

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