Clarkson University Receives $50K Pomeroy Foundation Grant to Support Students Majoring in History

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This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.

 Clarkson University has received a $50,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® to support students majoring in history who pursue service-learning projects to gain professional experience in the field.

Over the next five years, Clarkson’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) will provide up to 20 undergraduate students with $2,500 fellowships to help cover cost-of-living expenses while working on their projects at history-related organizations, such as museums and historical societies. The selected students will be named Pomeroy Fellows.

“I don’t think it is widely appreciated how many heritage organizations there are in New York State. They need dedicated, mature early career workers who can arrive in new jobs with the skills necessary to advance those organizations’ charitable missions,” said Professor of History Stephen Casper who submitted the proposal. “Everyone benefits from history, but history needs historians. In my opinion, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has shown real vision in the way it has promoted the advancement of our local and regional history by helping students become professionals.” Read more...