Knowledge of Civil War history could lead to college scholarships

High school students who know their Civil War history can turn their knowledge into college scholarships in the National Civil War Student Challenge, a timed online competition launched by the cable television network HISTORY and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). The contest—which will award more than $30,000 in college scholarships, including a $15,000 scholarship to the grand-prize winner—begins Thursday, April 7.

HISTORY and HMH are sponsoring the contest as part of their observance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Over the next four years, HISTORY will air a comprehensive lineup of Civil War-themed programming, exploring all aspects of this pivotal chapter in American history.

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