Award-winning Papers

In KATH Awards on August 24, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) calls for faculty sponsors to submit their exemplary student papers from last academic year (2016-17) for the KATH Student Writing Awards.

KATH sponsors writing awards for students each year – two of which are specifically for undergraduates and one for graduate students attending Kentucky postsecondary institutions. KATH is currently seeking papers written by postsecondary students during the 2016-17 academic year and sponsored by their faculty. The entries will be reviewed by a panel of historians invited by the KATH Board to serve as judges. The winners will be honored with a cash prize and certificate at the annual KATH meeting on October 28th at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

Please consider sponsoring your students’ work in history research.

  • Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Student Writing Award for the student who has written an outstanding undergraduate research paper in U.S. history while attending a Kentucky college or university (must not exceed 25 pages).
  • Raymond F. Betts Undergraduate Student Writing Award for the outstanding undergraduate research paper on a world history topic (from any time period) – the paper can consider American issues and material if the bulk of the paper has a world focus (minimum of 2500 words).
  • George C. Herring Graduate Student Writing Award for the best graduate research paper on any topic (should be journal article length).

For specific details on the requirements for each award, please refer to the KATH webpage:

Please send students’ entries for the Clark award to Dr. Pattie Dillon (, the Betts award to Crystal Culp (, and the Herring award to Amanda Higgins ( before midnight, September 15th.


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