Two History graduate students are embarking on research in the vast collection of artifacts and documents of the Swan Historical Foundation as the first two recipients of an annual scholarship provided by the foundation to Rutgers-Camden. The scholarships, which are given annually, have been awarded to William Buie (for 2014) and Brian Albright (for 2015).
The Swan Historical Foundation Scholarships are awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate student, with preference for students with interests in public history and based on academic merit and financial need. Recipients are encouraged to conduct research using the Swan Historical Foundation collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century artifacts and documents. The collection includes more than 600 American Revolutionary War items at the National Museum of the American Revolution – founded and developed by the Swan Historical Foundation – in the Visitor’s Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, N.J.
The scholarship is administered by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden.