The William H. McNeill Teacher Scholarship for World History Association Conferences
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Through the generosity of Dr. Mark M. Welter, the World History Association is pleased to offer a scholarship to attend the WHA Annual Conference. Up to $1000 will be offered towards conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses. The WHA will assist in making any travel arrangements necessary.
The award is open to any K-12 or community college teacher who incorporates the ideas in his or her classroom of the luminary professor of world history, Dr. William H. McNeill.
Please include an essay (750 words maximum) on a theme related to world history and Professor McNeill’s impact upon it in your work. This may include such themes as “What new views did Dr. McNeill bring to world history that had the most impact on you?,” or “How do you use the ideas of Dr. McNeill in your own classroom,” or “What ideas from Dr. McNeill continue to provide growth and a continuum for the field of world history.” Also include your contact information and your resume or CV.
Submissions for the scholarship should be sent by email to: , with the following subject line: McNeill Scholarship Application, LAST NAME, First Name.
Please submit all information by April 15th of the conference year. Late entries and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be disqualified.
In the event that the prize committee considers that the quality of the entries does not warrant the awarding of any funding, the committee shall have the right to make no award available.
The recipient will be announced by May 1st of the conference year.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
Tim Beck, Sandia High School, Albuquerque, NM
P.J. Liebson, St. Michael's High School, Santa Fe, NM
Kelly Schell, Madison Middle School, Albuquerque, NM
ABOUT DR. MARK WELTER
Dr. Mark Welter, a member since 1984, began teaching world history in 1963. After instructing at the secondary level for seven years, he earned a doctorate at the University of Minnesota. He then began teaching his self-authored world history course at St. Cloud State University. Today he instructs world history and world religion courses for the University of Minnesota Senior Citizens Program. Dr. Welter's teaching is predicated upon the philosophy articulated by William H. McNeill that "Teaching world history is a high and noble undertaking because only world history offers the sufficient dimensions of space and time to elicit needed awareness of the world we all share."