Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council

If you are a student in grades 8-12 and love History, please apply to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Student Advisory Council. They meet monthly on a Saturday from 1-2 pm via Zoom. This year, the group has included over 180 students who have benefitted from the following:

  • Meetings dedicated to a close look at historical documents from Eliza Hamilton, Zitkala-Ša, Bayard Rustin, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Gannett, and Tom Olin.
  • Guest Speakers included the Broadway cast of Hamilton, Jasmine Brown on her new text “Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians,” Dixe Schillaci on her experiences as a CIA Agent and a current White House Speech Writer on Foreign Policy, and General Michelle Johnson on her esteemed career serving in our nation’s air force.
  • Invitations to events such as Annette Gordon-Reed’s “book talk” about “On Juneteenth” and the Lincoln Prize honoring Civil War Historians Jon Meacham and Jonathan W. White.
  • Information about scholarships to History summer camp programs, Gettysburg/Marist College, and the David McCullough Essay Prize (with a grand prize of S10,000)
  • Student presentations on their National History Day Projects.
  • SAC Alums share college advice and what studying History/Social Sciences/Humanities at top colleges nationwide is like.

Please click here to learn more about a few of their members and apply using the website link below: Student Advisory Council Application.

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