Shepherd University’s George Tyler Scholarship for Civil War and American Society Seminar Series 2017, USA

Publish Date: May 22, 2017

Deadline: Jun 15, 2017


Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate student scholarship, the “Dennis E. Frye Visiting Scholar of Civil War Studies,” for annual Civil War and American Society Seminar series. It is sponsored through the generosity of Mr. Dennis E. Frye, Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Shepherd University alumnus. The scholarship will cover the recipient’s full seminar tuition, meals, lodging, and domestic transportation to Shepherdstown for the seminar events.


This year’s seminar focuses on the 1862 Maryland Campaign. From Thursday evening, September 14, to Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, audiences will gain an intimate view of the Campaign’s Union and Confederate armies and the terrain over which they fought. We will visit South Mountain State Battlefield and the Antietam National Battlefield to discuss key terrain and consider the critical decisions that shaped how the Campaign unfolded.

Those interested in applying should submit

Those interested in applying should submit a one-page explanation of how participation in the seminar will advance their educational and professional goals as well as an up-to-date c.v. These documents should be sent to Jennifer Alarcon at in either Word or PDF format. Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2017, and the successful candidate will be announced shortly thereafter. After the seminar’s conclusion, the student scholar will offer a brief report highlighting the seminar’s content and its relationship to their graduate education due no later than October 15, 2017.

Shepherd University is located in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia, which is approximately 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.

Questions about the Dennis E. Frye Visiting Scholar of Civil War Studies Scholarship may be directed to Professor James J. Broomall, Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, at

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