A permanently endowed research fellowship was established in 1996 as a tribute to Dr. Lewis P. Jones by an anonymous gift. Dr. Jones, a native of Laurens, received BA and MA degrees from Wofford College and a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina. He served as a member of the Wofford faculty from 1946 to 1987, during which time he was secretary to the faculty, chair of the history department, and the first holder of the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professorship. In 1987, Dr. Jones was presented with South Carolina's highest award, the Order of the Palmetto.
As professor emeritus at Wofford and author of South Carolina: A Synoptic History for Layman and numerous other works on Palmetto State history, Dr. Jones has had a tremendous impact on the appreciation and teaching of history in South Carolina.
The purpose of this fund is to provide researchers who are United States citizens with the opportunity to conduct research at the South Caroliniana Library for a period of approximately ten weeks in the summer.
The annual income from the fund shall be used to award stipends for one or more research fellowships. If justified, stipends will include allowance for housing. Applicants must be doing research in South Carolina history. The fellowship is available to non-professional historical researchers, public school teachers, and college students and university instructors. For further information, please contact John Heiting at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 803-777-3131.
The award recipient(s) will be announced on or before April 1st.
For consideration, applications must be postmarked by January 31st.
Applicants should submit the following:
- Full name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
- An essay (of not more than five hundred words) discussing the topic of research to be conducted at the Library.
- Current vita.
- Two letters of recommendation.
Send materials to:
South Caroliniana Library
Attention: John Heiting
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208