Scholarships - Department of History - Christopher Newport University

Department of History


William Cameron Schlifke Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a history major who has made significant contributions to student life at Christopher Newport University, such as through service activities in a fraternity or sorority or other university organization.

Cameron Schlifke was serving as a designated driver for his fraternity when he was killed by a drunk driver in November 2008. In his memory, his family and many friends raised endowment funds for a scholarship that bears his name. Cameron’s many contributions to student life are recognized in this award and we hope his example will continue to inspire students.

Mario D. Mazzarella Study Abroad Fund

This scholarship is awarded to deserving students from all academic backgrounds who participate in the department’s faculty-led study abroad programs.

A dedicated teacher in the classroom and as a leader of many study abroad courses, "Dr. Mazz" helped students understand their place in history and to see themselves as citizens of the world. His colleagues in the Department of History established this award to honor the many contributions he made over the course of his 44 years of service to Christopher Newport University.

The Department of History also provides funding to support undergraduate research, including travel to archives and conferences. We also offer need-based stipends for students holding internships.

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