The History Department is proud to sponsor and distribute awards to outstanding undergraduate students. Below is a description of these awards, their most recent recipients, and an archive of past winners.
judith o. rosenkranz award for outstanding history majors
Judith O. Rosenkranz, a member of the charter class of the University of South Florida, was a history major and the first graduate of the university's College of Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. A native Floridian and long-time resident of Tampa, she has been a leader in numerous volunteer organizations, including Women of Reform Judaism, an international association for which she has served as president. An active supporter of USF, she was the first chair of the Krewe of TheatreUSF, a community support group of the College of Fine Arts.
The Judith O. Rosenkranz Award is presented annually to an outstanding history major.
The 2021-22 recipient of the Judith O. Rosenkranz Award is Kaitlyn Froehle.
|Sheila B. Cohen||1994-95|
|Karen Ann Walters||1996-97|
|Jenni L. Royce||2011-12|
Temple terrace woman's club award
In 1996, the Temple Terrace Woman's Club, a local civic and social organization, volunteered to assist a deserving USF student from the local community. Through the generosity and sacrifice of the members, this award has been established to recognize annually an outstanding history major from Temple Terrace.
The 2022 recipient of the Temple Terrace Woman's Club Award is Emilie Garnier.
Steven Lawson and Nancy Hewitt, former professors in the USF History Department, created this scholarship with a generous donation. This scholarship is designed to provide scholarships to juniors and seniors who are majoring in history with a GPA of 3.2 or above, with a preference for first-generation students with financial need.
The 2022 inaugural recipient of the Lawson-Hewitt Scholarship is Melyssa Dawson.