Xavier Student one of 30 nationally to receive scholarship

May 7, 2010

Joseph Kitchell, a rising senior at Xavier University in Cincinnati, has been named to the 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. One of thirty students in the nation selected for this honor, Kitchell will participate in a one-week intensive history program in New York City this June.

“I am truly honored to be one of thirty students from across the country to be able to travel to New York and visit the various sites the city has to offer,” he says. “I am excited about working with prominent historians and viewing documents from one of the most important periods in our country’s history: the Civil War. Being named a Gilder Lehrman History Scholar has truly validated all of my hard work at Xavier.” Joe is the son of William and Tamie Kitchell and he graduated from La Salle High School. He lives in Colerain Township (45252).

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 discuss major issues in American history and careers in the field.

Since 2003, 225 college sophomores and juniors have been named to the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program, and many have gone on to pursue graduate studies at institutions including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Yale, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. This year, thirty undergraduates have been awarded one-week scholarships. To find out more, visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/hs_overview.php

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 enthusiasts throughout the nation. Gilder Lehrman maintains the gateway to American history online: www.gilderlehrman.org, and hosts the quarterly online journal History Now at www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow, designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students.