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History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. The stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the legends surrounding King Arthur) are usually classified as cultural heritage rather than the "disinterested investigation" needed by the discipline of history. Events of the past prior to written record are considered prehistory.

Amongst scholars, the fifth century BC Greek historian Herodotus is considered to be the "father of history", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides, forms the foundations for the modern study of history. Their influence, along with other historical traditions in other parts of their world, have spawned many different interpretations of the nature of history which has evolved over the centuries and are continuing to change. The modern study of history has many different fields including those that focus on certain regions and those which focus on certain topical or thematical elements of historical investigation. Often history is taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in University studies.

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University of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
American Public University System
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Four or more years; Public; $24,342 average out-state tuition; $8,592 average in-state tuition
The University of Texas at Austin
Four or more years; Public; $32,506 average out-state tuition; $9,794 average in-state tuition
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $33,562 average out-state tuition; $9,240 average in-state tuition
Arizona State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,807 average out-state tuition; $9,208 average in-state tuition

History Related Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship $50400 October 30, 2014
Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Newberry Library $50400 December 01, 2014
Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarship $20000 December 12, 2014
German Studies Research Grant $2500 November 15, 2014
George F. Kennan History Fellowship $1250 February 02, 2015
Susan Miles History Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
Alexander Niven Memorial Scholarship $500 November 01, 2014
Bernerd C. and Alma B. Weber Endowed Scholarship $500 December 01, 2014
Tech Prep Scholarship - Kent State University, Tuscarawas $500 March 01, 2015
Dean's Scholarship in the Humanities - IUSB $500 March 01, 2015