The Rev. Howard J. Kerner, S.J., Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of alumni, friends, and colleagues of Rev. Kramer. It honors the memory of a longtime member of the history department faculty, who served the department from 1948 until 1985.  Two Kerner scholarships are available each year in the amount of $2000 and will be awarded in the recipients’ senior year.

  • The awards are to be presented to second semester junior history majors who will be attending the University on a full-time basis (enrolled for at least 12 credit hours of academic credit per semester) the following year.
  • Eligible applicants should have an overall GPA of at least 3.5, with no less than a 3.5 in history, and will enroll in at least one upper-division (300-400 level) history course in each semester of the senior year.
  • Where appropriate, financial need will be taken into consideration.

Applicants must submit an official application by April 15.

By May 15 of each year, the department chair will announce the Kerner Scholars for the next year.

Applications are available from the secretary of the History Department — or, download an application here: Kerner Application FA17.pdf.

History Does Pay!