Academic journal article World History Bulletin

WHA Announces Two New Student Prizes

Academic journal article World History Bulletin

WHA Announces Two New Student Prizes

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Beginning in the Fall semester of 2010, the WHA will launch two parallel essay competitions aimed exclusively at K-12 and community college students. To be known as the "Mark Welter K-12 World Historian Award" and the "Mark Welter Community College World Historian Award," each competition will carry with it a prize of $500, a certificate, and recognition in the various media of the WHA and in its press releases. The full rules for the competition have yet to be established, but according to the terms established by Dr. Mark Welter, who has generously pledged funding for these awards, each competitor will submit an essay that addresses the issue "In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?"

This new prize competition complements the already well-established WHA-Phi Alpha Theta Student Paper Prize in World History competition that offers prizes for the best undergraduate and the best graduate-level research papers in world history. In light of the amount offered for the two Mark Welter prizes, the two WHA-Phi Alpha Theta Student Paper Prizes will be raised to $500 from the current $400 for next year's 2010-2011 competition.

Community College students who submit essays for the Mark Welter Prize are also eligible to submit research papers in the undergraduate division of the Student Paper Prize in World History competition. …

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