Awards and Grants

Lewis E. Atherton Prize

The Lewis E. Atherton Prize, named in honor of a former trustee and president of SHSMO and a longtime professor in the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of History, annually recognize an outstanding master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on Missouri history or biography. Master’s thesis winners receive $500 and a certificate; doctoral dissertation winners receive $1,000 and a certificate. Departments of history nominate the theses and dissertations, and no more than two nominations for each prize can be made annually by a department. Nominees must have completed the master’s degree or the doctoral degree between July 1 of the preceding year and June 30 of the current year.

Those who wish to be considered for this prize should watch for the call for nominations to open early in the calendar year.

Lewis E. Atherton Prize Recipients