The Pennsylvania Historical Association is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 William Pencak Award for the best undergraduate research paper about Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic history.
The award, named for Bill Pencak (1951-2013), a former editor of Pennsylvania History and a prolific scholar and much-loved Penn State University history professor, is designed to honor the year’s best written undergraduate paper in history.
The Pencak Award includes a certificate from the Pennsylvania Historical Association for high achievement in Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history, a cash award of $150, and an opportunity for publication on the Pennsylvania Historical Association’s website or its journal, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies. Award recipients are encouraged to attend the Association’s annual conference in the fall to speak about their scholarship. Click here to download the nomination form.