Prizes & Awards

Graduate Student Essay Prize

The Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best essay of journal article length written by a graduate student on a Gilded Age and/or Progressive Era topic. Essays should not be previously published nor under consideration for publication. Applicants must be SHGAPE members at the time of submission. The winner of the prize will be honored at the annual SHGAPE luncheon, and their essay will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.  The inaugural prize was awarded in 2018.


2018 – Morgan Shahan, “Making Good: On Parole in Early Twentieth Century Illinois”

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