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Awards and Prizes

Webpage last updated: August 11, 2022

A Word About FHD Prizes

As students think about topics related to the annual theme, they might decide to research a historical event, individual, or idea that will make their project eligible for a special prize or scholarship. Knowing about the range of prize options now might influence the research topic that a student selects.

Student prizes are based on the topic that an individual or group decides to research. Students who advance to the state contest may nominate their project for up to two Special Prizes if their topic relates to any of twenty-two themes, such as African American, Hispanic, military, or women’s history.  In addition, a scholarship is offered by the National Maritime Historical Society for a topic that relates to maritime history.