Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship in History

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Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship in History, 2015-2016 (updated on 4/5/2016)

The Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship in History was created by the family and friends of a pioneer member of the History Department at CSUDH. Dr. Kilfoil came to Dominguez Hills in 1968 and devoted virtually his entire teaching and professional career to his students and the development of programs in his areas of interest and expertise. He was dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education and prepared his students for graduate work and careers in history. He was especially interested in the history of the American West, economic and business history, local and community history, and archival work. His students were actively involved in research; they published inventories of local government archives and participated in professional conferences.

AMOUNT OF AWARD: The Selection Committee will award three scholarships: one for $500, one for $300, and one for $200.

ELIGIBILITY: Current students -- All students currently enrolled as history majors at CSUDH are eligible to apply. New students -- Community college and high school students who certify that they intend to declare themselves as history majors upon entering CSUDH are also eligible to apply.

Students who have received a Kilfoil Scholarship previously are ineligible.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Applicants will be assessed based on their overall academic record, a writing sample, and a personal statement explaining how their education in history advances their career goals.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS: All application materials must be typed. Applications must include:

  1. A CSUDH Scholarship Application Form, available at the Financial Aid Office or on-line at:. http://www4.csudh.edu/Assets/CSUDH-Sites/Financial-Aid/docs/2015-16-Scholarships/CSUDHGeneralScholarApp2015-16.pdf
         a. Note: On item #11, please indicate the number of units in which you intend to enroll in Fall 2016.
  2. The names and contact information of two references (professors or high-school teachers) who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic potential. Include full name, title, place of work, address, phone number and e-mail address for each reference. No letters are required.
  3. A sample of the applicant’s historical writing (e.g., a research paper or analytical essay from a history course).
  4. A set of transcripts for all college or high school coursework (non-official transcripts accepted).
  5. A one-page personal statement outlining the applicant’s career aspirations and explaining how a history education facilitates the attainment of these goals.

Submit all materials to the History Department Office (LCH A-342), C/O the Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee. Applicants who wish to submit applications by mail should contact Mr. Miguel Terán Lopez for instructions at 310-243-3328.

DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received by Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5pm.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS: The JKMS Award will be announced at the 8th Annual History Graduation and Honors Celebration & Vernal Equinox Party on April 26th, 6:00-8:00pm in the Loker Student Union Ballroom A and via the History email list.


2015-2016 Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship Winners (To Be Announced)


Past Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship Winners

 

Awardees for 2014-2015
1st place: Thomas Medina
2nd place: Christian Hull
3rd place: Roxana Rodriguez

2014-15 Kilfoil Winners

Awardees for 2013-2014
1st place: Lori May
2nd place: Jessica Patton
3rd place: Oscar Sanchez Hernandez
Honorable Mention: Scott Aquiles

2013-14 Kilfoil Winners

Awardees for 2012-2013
1st place: Brian J. Crandall
2nd place: Robin Hunt
3rd place: Jason Michael Moore
4th place: Sergio Hernandez

2013 Kilfoil Winners

Awardees for 2011-2012
1st place: Francis Cook
2nd place: Lucas Arthur Hines
3rd place: Jonathan Neeper

Awardees for 2010-2011
1st place: Gloria Lopez
2nd place: Christopher Daley
3rd place: Michael Chartrand
4th place: Nancy Buenrostro

Awardees for 2009-2010
1st place (tie): Holly Ownby and Brenda Ruiz
2nd place: Mayra Avila

Awardees for 2008-2009
1st place: Jennifer Hellman
2nd place: Lanny Ross II
3rd place: Natasha M. Jean
Honorable Mentions: Mayra Avila and Varian Exley

Awardees for 2007-2008
1st place: Brenda Medina-Hernandez
2nd place: George M. Favell
3rd place: Stacey L. Atkins
4th place (tie): Christopher C. Dean and Christopher P. Caroll

Awardees for 2006-2007
1st place: Douglas G. van der Weyde
2nd place: Tina M. Nottingham
3rd place: Carlos E. Galeana
4th place (tie): Synthia A. Acuna and Oscar A. Reyes

Awardees for 2005-2006
1st place: Andres Fujiwara
2nd place: Kimberly Corbitt
3rd place: Andrew Ndiforngwa