The Badanes Fellowship in International History

Fall 2024 applicationsopen 3/15/2024.

The Badanes Fellowship in International History Endowment Fund was established in 2014 by Mr. Alan R. Badanes. Mr. Badanes graduated from McMicken with a BA in History in 1979. During his time as an undergraduate, he spent a year studying at the University of Durham in England. Mr. Badanes currently serves as the Managing Director and Head of Global Accounts at Swiss Reinsurance Company. Not only does he give financially to McMicken, but he supports the college as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board. He established the fund because he feels his UC education has served valuable to him and that international experiences are important for undergraduate students. This fund was established to support student participation in study abroad seminars; offering opportunities for History students to personalize and deepen their class-acquired knowledge by traveling to and learning directly from the historical sites and cultures they have been studying. 

The Daughters American Revolution Scholarship

Applications for AY 2024-2025 open in 2/1/24.
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Applicants must complete their studies in 2024-2025.

The Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship in American History was established via a letter dated January 22, 1990, by the Cincinnati Chapter of The Daughters of American Revolution. The intention of this award is to support undergraduate senior-level students studying American History. Recipients of the award will write a thank-you letter to the donor, The Daughters of American Revolution.

The Lenore F. McGrane Scholarship, Outstanding History Student (U.S. History)

Applications for AY 2024-2025 open in 2/1/24.

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Lenore Foote McGrane was the wife of long-time professor and history department head Reginald McGrane. In his will, Reginald McGrane established a scholarship fund whose income supports an outstanding upper-level History major in American history who plans to graduate the following year. This award is both a mark of distinction for its winner and a sign of affection and commitment of Lenore and Reginald McGrane to this department, a relationship that began with Reginald McGrane’s enrollment as an undergraduate at UC in 1904.

The scholarship is awarded each year to outstanding history students planning to complete their senior capstone by focusing on any area or aspect of US History the following year. Students should seek out and discuss their projects with their faculty mentor(s) before applying.

Applicants for this scholarship must identify a History faculty member who will submit a letter of recommendation on the student’s behalf.

The George Newburger Scholarship, Outstanding History Student (non-US History)

Applications for AY 2024-2025 open in 2/1/24.

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The George Newburger Fund was established in 1986 through the generosity of George Newburger, a long-time resident of Cincinnati and a founding director of Jewish Vocational Services.

The scholarship is awarded each year to outstanding history students planning to complete their senior capstone focusing on modern (defined broadly) or contemporary history (non-US) the following year. Students should seek out and discuss their projects with their faculty mentor(s) before applying.

Applicants for this scholarship must identify a History faculty member who will submit a letter of recommendation on the student’s behalf.

The Dr. Henry Winkler Scholarship in History  

Applications for AY 2024-2025 open in 2/1/24.
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Established in 2006 by Edward A. Perlman, this fund provides scholarships to students in the Department of History. Mr. Perlman received his BA from A&S in 1979 and during his time as a student and the editor of The News Record he greatly valued the friendship and guidance of Dr. Winkler. Dr. Winkler himself was an alumnus of the Department of History and served as UC’s 23rd president – he is the only alumnus to serve in this role.  

The Werner and Anne Von Rosenstiel Scholarship

Applications for AY 2024-2025 open in 2/1/24.
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This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Estate of Dr. Werner H. Von Rosenstiel. Werner spent two years studying at UC as an exchange student from Germany in the early 1930s and supported the History Department in a variety of ways during his lifetime, including donating his extensive Modern European History collection to McMicken. While Werner’s contributions to UC were impressive, they pale in comparison to his contributions to WWII history. He was born into Prussian nobility and studied law in Germany before his two-year stint at UC. It was during that time he began to hear negativity regarding Hitler. Upon his return to Germany, he noted the increased military might of his home country but, upon his father’s insistence, stayed to complete his legal education. In late 1938 he was drafted into the armed forces and eventually offered a job in Hitler’s judicial administration. He was granted permission to return to the United States for 30 days to improve his English before beginning his post. Thirty days turned into five years, and when he did return, it was as an American soldier. He advanced in his career and eventually served as a translator during the Nuremberg Trials, where he investigated the leaders of the Third Reich. Werner documented his story in his book Hitler’s Soldier in the U.S. Army.  Werner passed away in 2008 at the age of 97. This scholarship was established to support students whose primary interest is European history, following in Werner’s lifelong passion for the subject.