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History Students Win Big with National Awards

Friday, May 29, 2020

Graduate student Joao Gregoire and undergraduate student Scott Hedberg won national awards for their research efforts during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Gregoire is the recipient of the James R. Scobie Award from the Conference on Latin American History. He will use the grant, up to $1500, for a short research trip abroad to explore the possibility of a Ph.D. dissertation topic on a facet of Latin American History.

Hedberg, who plans to pursue a Master’s in history, won the Edwin H. Sherman Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy from the Center for Force and Diplomacy at Temple University. The $1000 prize was awarded for Hedberg’s honor’s thesis “Failure to Influence: US Information Service - Vietnam, 1954-1957,” supervised by Professor David Farber.

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