The Jean E. Hunter Award honors a student majoring in History or Art History who has demonstrated excellence in the writing of History. Candidates for this award demonstrated superior research skills, imaginative analysis, optimal organization, and clear, polished writing in the major methods course, Writing History, taken in the past year. The student who ultimately receives the award confirmed such abilities by also presenting outstanding analytical and written work in other History and/or Art History courses.
The award is presented each April during the Department of History's Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society induction ceremony. (The recipient of the Hunter Award does not need to be a member of Phi Alpha Theta.)
The award comes with a beautifully framed certificate, as well as a monetary gift.
To be eligible for the award, you must:
- earn an A (preferably) or an A- in your ARHY 311W Writing History course
- demonstrate superior research skills throughout the writing process and in the final course paper
- portray optimal organization
- show clear, polished writing in the final course paper
- be a sophomore or junior