Education Resources & Applications

John H. Holliday Award. Field Trip Grants. Fellowship Awards.

The Society of Indiana Pioneers John H. Holliday Award

This award is given to encourage the study of pioneer history by students in grades K-12. Up to two $1,000 awards are given annually to a history class, club, or similar entity sponsored by a school or not-for-profit educational organization.

Graduate Fellowship Awards

The Society of Indiana Pioneers annually awards Society of Indiana Pioneers Graduate Fellowships to support research in the field of pioneer Indiana history for the master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation.

To encourage field trips related to early Indiana history, the Society of Indiana Pioneers annually awards up to 10 field trip grants of $500 to classes that would otherwise lack the means to travel.

Grants also are available for in-school activities – such as guest speakers, reenactments, and traveling exhibits – when off-campus trips are not possible or authorized by the school system.

We have pulled together a directory of field trip suggestions for our educators to use.

Of course, if you have a suggestion for an Indiana pioneer time period site that is not listed, please send a note to We are more than happy to add it to the list!