National History Day Regional Competition


Contestants at the National History Day competition in March 2015



The Region 2 competition for National History Day in Pennsylvania will now be hosted by the University of Scranton, beginning with the 2019 contest (tentatively scheduled for April 6, 2019). For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Sean Brennan at the University of Scranton (; or Jeff Hawks, NHD-PA state coordinator (

From 2014-2018, Misericordia University was the host for the Region 2 National History Day in PA contest, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Black.



Misericordia University Announces a New Scholarship for NHD Participants


  • $16,000 annual tuition scholarship for undergraduate, full-time students majoring in a History track (excludes Pre-DPT), who participate in a NHD contest (at the state or regional level)
  • Includes four years of funding for undergraduate degrees
  • Eligibility: 3.0 GPA and 1130 SAT or 23 ACT
  • For first-time, first-year applicants enrolling in the fall of 2019 or later
  • To apply, visit our online application and indicate your participation in History Day
  • Selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview as part of the selection process
  • Questions should be directed to Dr. Allan Austin,
  • Download a postcard for the Scholarship





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