Winners Announced for the 2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

New York, NY (May 29, 2012)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the fifteen winners of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors, selected from candidates across the country, who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies.

From June 8 to June 11, 2012, the awardees will visit New York City for a series of special presentations in their honor, including meetings with eminent scholars, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives, and an awards dinner. Museum and archive visits will include stops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York, with talks and discussions led by Kenneth T. Jackson, David Blight, Carol Berkin, and Thomas Lannon.

Since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has promoted history education through an array of national programs. In 2012, the Institute developed this new award program to recognize the scholastic achievements of undergraduate American history students throughout the nation.

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2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award Winners

Carly C. Anderson of the University of Notre Dame and Westford, MA
Kayla Blackman of the University of Montana and Billings, MT
David A. Donatti of the University of Texas at Austin and Houston, TX
Monte C. Flowers of Hampton University and Memphis, TN
Osiris Gomez of the University at Buffalo and Buffalo, NY
Jonathan Green of Northwestern University and Jacksonville, FL
Sarah Hoover of the University of California, Davis and Davis, CA
Emily Hopkins of Clemson University and Pendleton, SC
Matthew Joseph of Yale University and Woodbridge, CT
Jeffrey Lollar of Auburn University and Montgomery, AL
Jessica Moore of Stanford University and Highlands Ranch, CO
Franklin Sacha of Duke University and Atlanta, GA
Mattea Victoria Sanders of the University of Tennessee and Knoxville, TN
Kevin E. Sliwoski of the University of Hartford and Reading, MA
William F. Vogel of Purdue University and Connersville, IN

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features the more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection, Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.