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Universities aren’t cheap.  It costs money to buy books, maintain buildings, cover payroll, and empty the wastebaskets.  Luckily, there are financial options for students who aren't independently wealthy and want a college degree.

The McMurry history department invites incoming freshmen students seeking admission to the honors program and interested in history to apply for the Hunter Holland Scholarship, described here.  Those who don’t qualify for the Holland can aspire to the Rhoades or Evans Scholarships, awarded in alternate years to outstanding history or political science majors, usually at the end of their junior years.  The history department also employs several students as part of the McMurry work-study program.

There are also scholarship opportunities from numerous independent organizations across the country.  How do you locate them?  A good place to begin looking is the scholarship listing of  HistoryDegree.com, an online directory of history programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States.