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History at UCM

Understanding today's complex world and seeking the best vision for tomorrow.

M.A. in History at UCM

Explore the depths of history and discover new ways to think about the past.

Social Studiesat UCM

Explore innovative techniques and proven methods for a career in education.

Africana Studies at UCM

Discover multicultural contributions throughout history and inspire change.

Anthropology at UCM

Contribute to the rich diversity of the rapidly changing world.



Scholarships available by Foundation funds can be accessed through MoCents: Students can click on the Applications tab in the upper left corner of the screen and fill out a single application. Once the application is successfully completed, scholarships will be auto-matched, based on the qualifying information entered on the application. After students complete the general application, the same Applications tab will show the list of scholarships for which the application had been matched and submitted.


Specific applications may require extra information, such as the Paul Rorvig Memorial Scholarship, which requires an essay. In those cases, the student should search for the specific scholarship in the search bar at the top and click Apply next to the desired scholarship to make sure the additional requirements are fulfilled. Students can check the status of their applications at any time by logging into MoCents. MoCents will also indicate if they have been chosen for a scholarship, although they will also receive a congratulatory letter and invitation to the Awards Ceremony from the Department.


  • Blanche Kelso Bruce Scholarship in Africana Studies: Student must be pursuing an individualized major or minor in Africana Studies and be in good academic standing as a full-time undergraduate. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Herman D. Demand Scholarship in Social Studies: Student should be a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Social Studies education. Student needs a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a GPA in the major of 3.25. This scholarship does not come from the UCM Foundation and you must pick up the application in the Department office.
  • Ruth Boles Koenig Scholarship: Incoming freshman scholarship. Must be a history major.
  • Charles R. Mayes Scholarship in History: Student can be a part-time or full-time sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a history degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. Multiple awards of this scholarship are available.
  • Paul Rorvig Memorial Scholarship in Social Studies: Student must be a senior social studies education major. Award to be used during student teaching semester. Student needs a GPA of 3.00 and requires an essay of at least 300 words. Awarded for each semester.
  • Alfred E. Twomey Undergraduate Scholarship in History: This scholarship was established by Dr. Alfred E. Twomey, who retired from UCM in 2003, after nearly 40 years at the university. Student must be a junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in history with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a GPA in the history major of 3.25.
  • Alfred E. Twomey Graduate Scholarship in History: This scholarship was also established by Dr. Alfred E. Twomey, who specialized in German history and taught the American survey history course in the auditorium (Wood 100) that now bears his name. Student must be pursuing a graduate degree in history and have an overall graduate GPA of 3.25.