Patterson Prize-MA

Patterson Memorial Prize

Named in honor of a late colleague, the Department of History awards a $100 prize annually for the best graduate research paper or MA thesis chapter. Your name will also be added to our memorial plaque in the history department. 

To be considered for this honor you must:

・ Be an history major in good standing

 ・Have written your paper for a history course during the current academic year (summer 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020). Cross lists with history courses are accepted. 

Email a PDF of your paper or thesis chapter (from which your name is removed) to Dr. Thorsheim (, and put "Patterson submission" in the subject line of your email. Th body of your message should include the paper title, your full name, UNCC ID, and home address. Limit: One paper submission per student.

Submission deadline is May 6, 2020 at noon.  

Winners will be notified by email during the following week.