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Department of History
University of Mississippi

The Auvergne Williams Prize

Awarded to a rising senior history major.

Auvergne Williams – (1887-1980) grew up in Eupora, Mississippi & received a BA in 1907 from UM in Science, Literature and Art. While a student at the university he served as the historian of the sophomore class and was recognized with an award for oration.  Mr. Williams was admitted to the bar in MS (1911) and Tenn. (1912). He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1910 & practiced law in Memphis his entire career. 

Established in 2002 by Auvergne Williams to support students who are engaged mainly in the study of natural science, mathematics, history and, or language. For additional information please contact the Department of History.

3.5 GPA overall (36 hours minimum, at least 15 hours in residence)
3.5 GPA in History
[Larry Givens award winner ineligible]