|Special Prizes for HS History Fair Projects|
Metro History Fair Finalists May Receive Scholarships and Cash Prizes
High School students who reach the Metro Finals are eligible to apply for the History Fair Scholarships to major area universities:
Loyola University http://www.luc.edu
Finalists may apply for the scholarships ONLY during the year in which they reached that level of the competition; if awarded, the scholarship goes into effect once they enter the university (i.e., a sophomore can win the scholarship and if accepted to the university in the future, s/he may claim the award then.) Awardees are announced at the Awards Ceremony. The scholarship award goes into effect if student is admitted to the university depends on admission to the university.
Superior and excellent projects on the following topics may receive cash awards:
*The above prizes are given to high school students.
The following prizes are available at the State of Illinois History Fair:
Both High School and Middle School History Fair students are eligible to win these awards (unless otherwise noted).
Abraham Lincoln Award: (research paper; high school juniors only)
Canal Corridor Association Awards: The Canal Corridor Association and Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission for the best History Expo projects concerning the I & M Canal.
Elijah P. Lovejoy Award, Illinois Press Association: Awarded to the project or paper that best uses Illinois newspapers as a source material or deals with an aspect of Illinois’ newspaper history.
Historical Writing & Student Historian of the Year: Given for the best-written articles by students in grades 6-8 published during the past year in the statewide student history magazine, ILLINOIS HISTORY.
Illinois Association of Museum Exhibit Design Excellence Award- $100 cash prize
Illinois Education Association Awards: First, second and third cash prizes are presented for the best exhibits.
Illinois Labor History Society
Illinois State Organization, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution: $100 cash prize for a project or paper focusing on small town history.
Illinois Society Colonial Dames, XVII Century Awards: Cash award for excellence in history projects.