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Preyer History Fellows Program



The History Department has a long tradition of excellence, with award-winning faculty, enterprising students and alumni who have gone on to embark on successful careers in business, law, non-profits and public service.

The Preyer History Fellows Program builds on this tradition of excellence by rewarding high-achieving undergraduate history majors with scholarships to pursue international study, internships, and more. These fellows also have access to conferences and networking events, giving them opportunities for both individual research and collaborative learning that will equip them for transformative experiences as students and professional success as alumni.

Preyer History Fellows

Martha Biggins

"It was one of the best [experiences] because I could just sit with a letter, penned by the man that I have now spent almost a year researching and try to figure out more of his story. I think one of the most important things I learned is that I absolutely love doing this." - Martha Biggins, '16, on her research trip to the Somerset Heritage Center in England

Funding Details

Each Preyer History Fellow will:

  • Receive at least $2000 in awards and independent research funds.
  • Be eligible to compete for up to $2000 in additional scholarships available exclusively to Preyer History Fellows for international study and internships.
  • Be honored as special guests at the annual Preyer Lecture and dinner where they will meet and talk with distinguished scholars who have been invited to campus to share their latest research.
  • Have the opportunity to attend the annual Phil Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference where they can share their passion for the past - and their own research projects - with students and faculty from across the Southeast.

How can you become a Preyer History Fellow?

Current Queens students can complete the Preyer History Fellow Application.

Future or prospective students should complete the Preyer History Fellow Application

Preyer History Fellows can still earn additional merit scholarship funding at time of admission. Conversely, students who have earned a Queens merit award are welcome to participate in the Preyer History Fellows Program.

Contact Us 

If you would like additional information, please contact Dr. Barry Robinson, department chair, at robinsonb@queens.edu.

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