Awards of Phi Alpha Theta

Although the Psi-Rho chapter does not currently award prizes, undergraduate Phi Alpha Theta members of Psi-Rho are eligible for the prizes of the national organization.


Phi Alpha Theta awards three prizes annually for outstanding papers written by undergraduate members of the honor society:
• The Lynn W. Turner Prize of $500 for the best paper by an undergraduate student member of Phi Alpha Theta.
• The Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize: two undergraduate awards of $350 each for superior papers submitted by student members of Phi Alpha Theta.

Applications are due in June; contact Prof. Frusetta if you are interested in applying.


Exceptional student members entering the Fall Semester of their Senior Year and majoring in Modern European History 1815 to Present are eligible to apply for the annual Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship, of $1,000. Applications are due March 1 of the junior year; contact Prof. Frusetta if you are interested in applying.


Phi Alpha Theta and the World History Association co-sponsor an annual undergraduate student paper prize in world history of $400 for the best undergraduate world history paper composed in the previous academic year. Applications are due in June; contact Prof. Frusetta if you are interested in applying.


Phi Alpha Theta and the Western Front Association award an annual prize of $1,000 for an essay written by an undergraduate student at an American college or university. Honorable Mention certificates will be given to runners-up. The essay must address the American experience in World War I and contribute to a better understanding of the impact of that global conflict on the United States and its people. Applications are due in December; contact Prof. Frusetta if you are interested in applying.