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Abraham Lincoln-Related Contests and Scholarships

Abraham Lincoln Association Student Award
Designed for middle and high school students, this award is for the best research paper and media project about Lincoln submitted to the annual Illinois History Exposition.

Civil War Essay Contest
Sstudents in grades 6-12 may apply for this annual contest sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Civil War Institute Scholarships
This popular summer event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has a limited number of scholarships for junior and senior high school students and high school teachers.

Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars for Teachers
These stimulating week-long seminars for K-12 teachers include topics on Lincoln and the Civil War.

Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize
Created to encourage young scholars, this annual prize sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association is funded by Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

Lincoln Fellowships
Annual week-long program on American politics and political thought for young professionals, sponsored by the Claremont Institute.

Lincoln Forum Essay Contest
The Platt Family Essay Contest of the Lincoln Forum gives annual prizes for the best Lincoln essay written by American undergraduate college and university students.

Presidential Academy for American History and Civics
Secondary school teachers may apply for a study of the turning points in American history as seen in the Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, and the "I Have a Dream" speech, visiting Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington, DC.

Scholarly Fellowships
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers short-term fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates.

The Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College
This generous annual prize is for the best scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War era.

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