The Elizabeth Leonard Parker Award for Historical Writing


In 1978, Elizabeth L. Parker, long time Registrar and member of the University of West Georgia's History Department, provided funds for an award for the best student research paper on Georgia history. Miss Parker's award was motivated by her loyalty to the University of West Georgia and her interest in the state's history. A History Department committee determined that the award should be $100 and a certificate.

Any UWG student may submit a paper on a topic involving Georgia history. It should be between ten and thirty typed, double-spaced pages, and should utilize Turabian's Manual in respect to style.


If you wish to apply for The Elizabeth Leonard Parker Award for Historical Writing, and believe you meet the qualifications, please write a letter addressed to The Department of History Awards Committee, and submit them to Elmira Eidson, the Department Manager, in TLC 3200 no later than February 1. The letter should be limited to one page, and should summarize your qualifications for the award for which you are applying. Please include an address, telephone number, and social security number.


If you apply for more than one award, please prepare separate and specific letters for each application.