Battista Award-MA

Nancy Battista Graduate Student Award

Nancy Battista, who earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in history at UNC Charlotte, is establishing this fund to promote research among graduate students in the Department of History. Nancy also established the Nancy Battista Faculty Fellows fund to support faculty member research in the Department of History. Awards from this fund will be made to students who meet the criteria defined in the donor agreement, and who submit the best written History paper as determined by a faculty committee in the History Department. This scholarship was made possible by the generous contribution of Nancy Battista.

Typical Award Amount*: $200
*Typical Award amount listed represents the amount intended to award, but may vary based on the availability of funds.

Submissions for Spring 2024 are due on 1 April

Submissions are subject to the following criteria.

a) Only research papers and thesis chapters will be considered.
b) The paper must have been written as part of the graduate coursework at UNC Charlotte. Cross-listed history courses are accepted.
c) The committee only considers papers written during the ongoing academic or calendar year that have not been entered for another paper prize in the History Department
d) The paper must be between 25 and 35 double-spaced pages in length, including notes (single-spaced) and excluding the bibliography.

To Apply for This Scholarship or For More Information

To apply for this and all UNC Charlotte scholarships go to our NinerScholars Portal. For more detailed information about this scholarship, please contact Gloria Davenport at 704-687-5125 or contact the University Scholarship Office by emailing or calling 704-687-5871. You will have to search for the Battista awards there; be sure to choose the graduate version. Limit one submission per student

Recent Awardees

Fall 2023: Maverick Huneycutt
“‘I ‘member’: Autobiographical Memories and the North Carolina WPA Narrative Collection”

Spring 2023: Bridget Means:
“Moralism and Might: Why the U.S. Spent Decades Pushing its Anti-Drug Agenda in Bolivia at the Expense of Chapare Coca Farmers.”

Fall 2022: Erin Del Giudice:
“Nuns and Neighbors: Analyzing Women’s Religious Life Within Urban Society”

Spring 2022: Teresa Lowenstein