Save Historic Antietam Foundation Inc. announced the opening of applications for the Dr. Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholarship.
The award was created in 2012 to honor Harsh, a professor at George Mason University and an award-winning author who wrote a trilogy of books on Confederate strategy in the Maryland Campaign.
Harsh was generous contributor to and member of SHAF.
The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the knowledge and understanding of the battle of Antietam and Maryland Campaign, and is open to all applicants.
The guidelines for the award are listed below, and can also be found at www.shaf.org:
The award is presented to an applicant who produces a scholarly paper on some aspect of the Maryland Campaign of 1862, based on solid original research with proper citations using the Chicago Manual of Style.
The final paper should be approximately 10,000 words in double-spaced format.
Photographic illustrations, maps and charts are encouraged.
Those wishing to apply for the award must send to SHAF a 200-word abstract stating the thesis for the research project and the anticipated goal and outcome.
The successful applicant shall make a public presentation of his or her findings at the annual battle anniversary commemoration.
The deadline for applications is March 15.
Monthly progress reports shall be sent to SHAF from the time of selection until the final paper is submitted.
A committee of professional and/or academic historians will assess the merits of the finished research paper.
The award shall be $2,500 and provided by SHAF.
An advance of $1,000 will be paid when the project is approved, and the balance will be paid upon successful completion as determined by the committee of historians.
A public presentation by the recipient will be made during the anniversary commemoration weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield.
The full research paper, with the presentation and notes, will be submitted to SHAF by Dec. 15, and will be included in SHAF annual report.
The final paper, and any works derived from it, will be the property of SHAF and may be used by the author with SHAF’s permission.
The recipients’ names shall be engraved on a plaque in the visitors center at the battlefield.
A copy of all material produced by the recipient shall also be deposited with the battlefield library.
Those wishing to apply for the scholarship should send their 200-word abstract to email@example.com.
For more information, call Tom Clemens, president of SHAF, at 301-432-2522 or send an email to Antietam@verizon.net.