You can study abroad, join student organizations, distinguish yourself in honors societies, get hands-on experience with internships, take advantage of scholarships and much more.
We offer a number of specialty scholarships to reduce costs and reward student merit.
Department of History and Philosophy Study Abroad Scholarship
Offers support to dedicated students who earn college credit through international experience. Short-term and semester-long study program scholarships for $1,000 and $2,000 are granted to students enrolled in one of our programs.
Richard Van Orman History Scholarship
Awards a $500 grant to History and Social Studies Education majors with 60 credit hours and a 3.25 GPA. The scholarship is named for the late Professor of History, Richard Van Orman, who taught for many years at the Hammond campus before retiring in 2012.
Howard Cohen Philosophy Scholarship
Awards $500 to Philosophy majors who have completed at least 60 credit hours and hold a 3.25 grade point average or higher.
Kristi Thomas Bachelor of Liberal Studies Scholarship
Awards $500 to majors who have completed 60 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA or higher. The scholarship is named in honor of former academic advisor Kristi Thomas (1969-2017).
Lance Trusty Graduate Research Award
This $1,000 award is granted to the Purdue University Northwest M.A. History student entering the best research paper. The award was established in honor of former Purdue University Calumet history professor Lance Trusty. Professor Trusty dedicated his career to teaching and fostering student research, and was well known for his own work in the area of Calumet Region history. Jan Trusty has generously supported our history graduate students in memory of her late husband.
Eligible students are nominated for these scholarships by professors and advisors. For general information and application forms, contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-989-2347.
Academic advising is a collaborative process where you and your advisors are partners in ensuring your academic success. The advisors for the History and Philosophy department are Beth Rudnick, Liberal Studies; Pam Ayala, Social Studies-Education; and Jan Navarro, History and Philosophy.
Gyte Building, Room 171H
Hammond CLO 313A
Clubs and Organizations
Phi Alpha Theta
The national professional honor society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Contact the department for more information.
History Club (Hammond and Westville)
Philosophy Club (Hammond)
Philosophy-Interfaith-Ethics Club (Westville)
American Historical Association
The largest organization of historians, it provides substantial support in educational and professional development. Connect with the AHA, become members, and keep up to date in your fields of interest.
American Philosophical Association
The APA provides a wealth of resources for philosophy majors and students interested in philosophy. Membership benefits include current news from the field, conference information and advice on careers in philosophy.
Provides connections for history, philosophy and liberal studies students who are committed to volunteer work and careers that contribute to the social good.
Enhance your understanding of the world with experiences abroad. Our students have studied in Peru, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Italy, Netherlands and France.
Contact email@example.com or 219-989-2347 for more information.