The Board of Directors of the New London County Historical Society is pleased to announce that students from New London County who actively participate in the National History Day competition in Connecticut are now eligible for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Society. The award will recognize the New London County student who advances furthest in the senior-level National History Day competition with a submission focused primarily on a topic of New London County history. National History Day Competition in Connecticut is supervised by the Connecticut Historical Society and will occur in phases during March, April and June 2011 at the District, State and National levels.

Please print the pdf announcement for information on eligibility, topics, criteria and registration.

Eligible Participants:  You must be attending and in good standing at a public, private, or home high school in New London County (Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12).

Program Competition:  You must actively participate in the 2011 National History Day Program competition, “Debate & Diplomacy in History:  Successes, Failures, Consequences” in any of the following categories (documentary, paper or web site).  In order to be eligible for this scholarship, your specific topic must focus primarily on persons or events that occurred in New London County.

Criteria of Scholarship Award:  The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the New London County student (or students), who advances furthest in the National History Day Program competition as judged by the Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut’s Old State House in accordance with the rules of the competition.  Participants must send a copy of any program materials they submit for the competition to the New London County Historical Society at info@newlondonhistory.org, which may post them on its website.  (The New London County Historical Society will in its discretion determine if a topic is primarily focused on persons or events in New London County.  If there is a tie among submissions, the scholarship award will be equally divided and awarded to the best two submissions which NLCHS in its discretion will select.)

Registration Deadline:  February 8, 2011 is the deadline for registration.  To enter the National History Day in Connecticut competition, students must register with the Connecticut Historical Society and pay a $5 registration fee.  Registration instructions may be found on the website for the National History Day Program of the Connecticut Historical Society at ct.nhd.org.  Participants must send a copy of their registration to the New London County Historical Society by email at info@newlondonhistory.org.

Rules, Submission Deadlines and Competition Dates:  This information also can be found at ct.nhd.org.

Questions:  If you desire to confirm your eligibility, including your school location or whether your topic is sufficiently connected to New London County, you may contact us at (860) 443-1209 or by email at info@newlondonhistory.org.