Warner History Essay Contest


​​​About the Warner History Essay Contest

The Warner History Essay Contest, established by the Warner family, is a scholarship opportunity open to students of all majors. Prizes range from $500 to $750 for an essay on any historical topic. Winners are recognized at the annual Scholarship Award ceremony in early June.

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Timeline for the Warner History Essay Contest

Scholarship Opportunity open to all majors

Prizes: One grand prize of $1,000; 2nd prize $750; and 3rd prize $500 for an essay on any historical topic.

Who can Apply?

  • At least 3 units of SMC History courses

  • Overall 3.0 GPA in SMC History courses

  • Submit an application to determine your eligibility


Submit your application at Academic Works Digital Scholarship Application

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Tuesday, December 31, 2019.


4 to 6-page essay on any historical topic

Essay Deadline

The deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Submit essays to Scholarship Office, SSC-104.

Optional Workshop

To cover contest requirements and review essay writing skills, an optional workshop will be offered by the History Department: Wednesday October 9th and Thursday October 10th, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in HSS-105.​