The W. Benjamin Kennedy History Graduate Award of Excellence
The Kennedy Graduate Award of Excellence was established by W. Benjamin Kennedy, Professor Emeritus of History. The award is for M.A. graduate students majoring in history who are taking classes at the University of West Georgia. The award is a cash prize of $250, and should be given to the recipient at the annual Honors Day/Phi Alpha Theta ceremony.
To qualify for the award, the student must meet the following:
- Be a regularly admitted history student in the Masters of Arts program.
- Have completed at least nine (9) of the thirty-six semester hours required for the degree.
- Be nominated by a member of the graduate faculty in the history department.
- Have satisfied the foreign language reading requirement for the Masters of Arts in History.
- Show evidence of excellence in history graduate work through grades in courses, participation in internships, research and writing, or such criteria as the History Awards committee thinks fit.
- Receive a vote of support from the History Graduate Studies committee and a recommendation from the Graduate Studies Coordinator.
- Be confirmed by members of the departmental Awards Committee.
- If there is no suitable candidate for the award in a given year the award money may be rolled over to be added to the award in the year to follow.
If at all possible, the recipient should attend the awards ceremony where the award of excellence will be announced.