2013 Special Award
Special awards for 2014 contest will be posted in March.
Case Western Reserve University Half Scholarship
Juniors and Seniors can apply for the scholarship by writing a one-page essay stating your interest in and qualification for the award, one letter of support from a teacher or supervisor who is familiar with your academic work, and an official copy of your transcripts sent by your school to the address below. Students must participate in History Day and meet the Case Western Reserve University admission requirements.
Download Application information here.
The Society of Ohio Archivists Award
Project must demonstrate exceptional research and use of primary sources to include at least two of the following: letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides a first hand account about a person or event.
History Day Project winners must have used primary resources on site at a research institution housing those materials.
All primary sources must be cited accurately in the bibliography of the paper.
This award was initiated in 1999. Award recipients are given a certificate and a $100.00 cash award for a winner--individual or group--in both the Junior and Senior Divisions.
Local History Award
Sponsored by the Ohio Local History Alliance for an outstanding entry based on a local history topic in the junior and senior division for $100.
Fan the Flame Award
A $200 award will be given by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to an outstanding project focusing on an individual, a group or a movement that have contributed significantly to the advancement of freedoms and the assurance of the civil and human rights of others.
Chronicling America and Ohio Memory Digital Resources Award
The Ohio Historical Society would like to recognize an Ohio History Day project for exceptional research and use of primary sources available through Chronicling America and Ohio Memory in the development of their History Day project. Award recipients are given a certificate and a $100 cash award for the winner- individual or group- in both the Junior and Senior Divisions.
The African American History Award
A $100 prize award to an outstanding project related to African American history sponsored by The Ohio State's Department of History.
The Ohio Council for Social Studies Award
A $100 prize award to an outstanding project related to Ohio history.
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board
Two $250 prize awards to recognize the best use of Ohio's historical records in a History Day project.
American Women's Struggle for Equality
A $100 prize will be awarded to an outstanding entry related to the struggles for women's equality. This award is sponsored by the Ohio National Organization for Women.
Ohio Academy of History Award
An $100 award will be given to an outstanding documentary, website, or paper on a topic in ancient or medieval history from any area of the worls outside of the Americas.
The American Founding Award
A $250 prize will be awarded from the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs to an excellent entry related to the study of the Declaration of Independence and/or the Constitution.
The Friends of the Maltz Museum of Jewish History Award
A $250 prize will be awarded to a Senior division project for outstanding scholarship and presentation of a Jewish historical subject. The winner will also receive a family membership to the museum.
The George Washington Prize for Leadership in History
A $150 prize sponsored by the George Washington Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens to an outstanding junior and senior project will be awarded to a junior and senior project on leadership (individual or collective) that demonstrates a clear understanding of and correlation to the vision, leadership, civic character, and contributions of George Washington in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and first president.
Two teachers, one at the junior level and one at the senior level, will be awarded the Teacher of Merit award. They will each receive a $500 award and be entered in the national contest for a $10,000 prize.