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2021 John Schildt Scholarship

Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will begin accepting applications for the 2021 John Schildt Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all history teachers who are interested in attending our annual Civil War and American Society Seminar series. It is sponsored through the generosity of the members of “F.O.G.” (Friends of Gabor Boritt)—a group of Civil War enthusiasts dedicated to public education and programming. The Schildt Scholarship will cover the recipient’s full seminar tuition, meals, and transportation from campus to seminar events on the motorcoach.  

This year’s seminar, titled Cavalry’s Crucible: Civil War Comes to Horse and Hunt Country,focuses on the Civil War in Loudoun County, Virginia between 1863 and 1864. Taking place October 7 – 10, seminar participants will follow the armies on the move north toward Gettysburg as northern cavalrymen attempted to understand Confederate intentions at places such as Aldie, Upperville, and Middleburg. We will then jump into the saddle and become one of Mosby’s Rangers as we follow Colonel John Mosby’s 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion in a region that will become known as Mosby’s Confederacy. Throughout the seminar, participants will have ample opportunities to interact with fellow participants and our guest scholars.  

Those interested in applying should submit a one-page explanation of how participation in the seminar will advance their educational and career goals; this document should be sent to Dr. James J. Broomall at jbroomal@shepherd.edu in either Word or PDF format. Submissions will be accepted until September 3, 2021. Interviews will be conducted in mid-September to determine the scholarship winner. After the seminar’s conclusion, the teacher will offer a brief two-page report highlighting the seminar’s content and its relationship to their undergraduate education due no later than November 5, 2021.