Competition offers aid to Illinois history scholars
Deadline to apply for prestigious King V.
Hostick scholarship is March 15
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– Graduate students researching Illinois history have a chance to
win a scholarship through the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
and the Illinois State Historical Society, but the deadline is
The King V. Hostick Award provides stipends of up to
$3,000 for graduate students in history or library science who are
writing dissertations on any aspect of Prairie State history or
All applications must be received by March 15, 2014, either
digitally or by U.S. mail. The awards will be announced by May and
distributed no later than July 1.
Applications should include current vitae; a description of the
project and how the applicant will use Illinois libraries, archives
or museums for their research; at least two references; and an
itemized budget. Preference may be given to research conducted at
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the
Illinois State Historical Library).
The scholarship was established by the late manuscript dealer King
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Past awards have gone to research on treatment of
female prisoners, Chicago poverty, sectional politics in early
Illinois, the Ku Klux Klan and the fate of Native Americans.
Send applications to William Furry, executive director of the
Illinois State Historical Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They can also be mailed to Furry at
Illinois State Historical Society
P.O. Box 1800
Springfield, Illinois 62705-1800.
For more information, call the historical society at 217-525-2781.
Preston Hardge Jr, Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency]