AHS Scholarship

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AHS scholarship for 2012

The Aurora Historical Society has developed new requirements for awarding its annual $1,000 Veron Biggar Scholarship.  Students will now be asked to attend an orientation at the museum and archives so that they can become acquainted with our artifacts and archival material.  They must use at least three primary sources from our collection which will encourage more young people to visit the museum and look through our resources. AHS is now asking students to submit a video, PowerPoint presentation, or exhibit about Aurora’s early history, Aurora’s early founders, the local historic district and its architecture, local modes of transportation, local business or industry, or Aurora’s cheese and butter industry of the late 19th century. A panel of AHS members will judge the submissions on their originality, quality, accurateness, presentation, grammar, scholarship, and proper citation of all sources using Chicago Style, a reference style favored by historians.  All submissions become the sole property of the Aurora Historical Society and may be used to promote the museum, Aurora history, as teaching tools, in advertisements, etc., and will be available for patrons and members to view.  Presentation of the scholarship will be done at an AHS dinner meeting.

If you know of any Aurora High School graduating senior, please encourage him or her to apply for AHS’s Veron Biggar Scholarship by submitting a video, PowerPoint presentation, or exhibit about Aurora’s past.  As we all know, higher education is expensive and this scholarship could help a new college student pay for books, computer fees, or housing.  The scholarship money could certainly help one of Aurora’s students in their first year of college.  For additional information or an application, please contact the Director, Marcelle Wilson, at marcelle10@juno.com or visit our web site at www.aurorahistorical.org

Scholarship requirements 01-23-2012

Requirements for applying for the 2012 Veron BiggarScholarship awarded by the Aurora Historical Society  

Students need to attend a brief orientation at the Aurora Historical Society museum and archives and use three or more primary sources from the AHS archives in their submission.  Please call or email Dr. Marcelle Wilson, Director at 330-995-3336; marcelle10@juno.com, for an appointment:

Please complete the attached form to accompany submission.

The Aurora Historical Society will sponsor the American Library Association’s traveling exhibition entitled Lincoln:  The Constitution and the Civil War in the Spring of 2013.  The topic for the Veron Biggar Scholarship for 2012 deals with Aurora, Ohio in the Civil War Era, 1840s – 1860s.  AHS has a variety of sources for use in illustrating some aspect of life in Aurora from that era.

Students can submit their entry in one of the following formats:

1)  Create a ten to fifteen video or PowerPoint format program on the above mentioned topic.  Please properly cite sources at the end of your video or PowerPoint presentation.

2)  Create an exhibit about some aspect of Aurora in the Civil War Era, 1840s – 1860s.  The exhibit should include artifacts and/or images and text for use and display in the museum for a three month period.  Display cases will be available for showcasing the exhibit. Please properly cite sources.

3)  Create a ten to fifteen minute video or PowerPoint presentation about an Aurora native, Aurora’s Historic District and its architecture, Aurora’s industry, or Aurora’s cheese & butter industry in the specified era.  Please properly cite sources at the end of your video or PowerPoint presentation.

Assessment:

Submissions will be evaluated on their originality, quality, accurateness, presentation, grammar, scholarship, and citations.  Students may make appointments to use source material (excluding artifacts) and may make copies and reproductions for their submissions.  The student’s submission judged, by a panel of AHS members, to be the best of all submissions will be awarded the scholarship.  The student will receive the scholarship at an Aurora Historical Society dinner meeting.  All submissions become the sole property of the Aurora Historical Society and may be used to promote the museum, Aurora history, as teaching tools, in advertisements, etc., and will be available for patrons and members to view.

All submissions are due to the museum no later than Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

 

 

 

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