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Cumberland University Student One of 30 Students in the Nation to Receive a One-Week Gilder Lehrman History Scholarship



NEW YORK, NY –Emily Taylor, a rising senior at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, of Ardmore, TN, has been named to the 2011 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. One of thirty students in the nation selected for this honor, Taylor will participate in a one-week intensive history program in New York City this June.

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program identifies and supports the top undergraduate majors in American history across the country. One-Week Scholars visit museums and historical sites in New York City and meet with distinguished historians, writers, editors, museum curators, and other professionals to participate in discussions about major issues in American history and careers in the field.

Since 2003, more than 400 college sophomores and juniors have been named to the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program, and many have gone on to pursue graduate studies at leading institutions including Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, Oxford, UCLA, the University of Michigan, and Yale. This year, thirty undergraduates have been awarded one-week scholarships and ten others have received scholarships for a five-week research program. To find out more, visit

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization improving and enriching American history education through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. In addition to its History Scholars Program for college undergraduates, Gilder Lehrman creates and works closely with history-focused schools; organizes summer seminars and development programs for teachers; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state and US territory; and offers national book prizes and fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection as well as other renowned archives. Gilder Lehrman hosts, serving as the gateway to American history online and featuring the quarterly online journal History Now, designed specifically for K–12 teachers and students.