After Professor Hoover's distinguished service at Ball State from 1959 to 1991, a person who studied under his guidance established this award as a tribute to him. Other members of this student's family have since joined in funding this scholarship, which is administered by the Department of History.
Ball State graduate students, or seniors who soon will become graduate students by next autumn at Ball State, are eligible for the award.
Students who show special interest in and/or potential for research in community history either in the United States or abroad are also eligible.
How to Apply
Application forms are available online or from the Department of History main office, Burkhardt Room Building, room 200.
Students must submit:
- the completed form
- two letters of recommendation – one of the letters must be from a member of the Department of History and generally, both letters should be.
- a 500-word statement – this statement should explain the applicant's interest in advanced historical study with particular attention to pursuits, such as community studies or scholarly travel that is especially important to her or him.
For additional instructions and to apply, please download and complete the scholarship application (PDF).