Brooks Lamb ’17, a History major from Chapel Hill, TN, has been awarded a scholarship by the Civil War Trust to attend its annual meeting in Richmond, VA. Through the generosity of its donors, the Civil War Trust offered six student scholarships this year to college students nationwide who have an interest in the Civil War. These full scholarships include registration fees, travel expenses, and hotel accommodations for the duration of the conference.
“I’m so excited for this opportunity,” says Brooks. “The Civil War Trust is a fantastic organization, and I’m inspired by the ways in which they meld history and land conservation. I feel fortunate to be able to attend their Annual Conference and become a part, albeit a small one, of this important endeavor.”
This summer’s conference, “The Road to Appomattox,” focuses on the final events of the war. Led by Civil War Trust members and staff—along with some of the nation′s best historians—conference participants will tour civil war battlefields in Virginia.
A graduate of Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, Brooks has a longstanding interest in the history of the American South and the Civil War. He took Prof. Tim Huebner’s course on Shelby Foote, the American South, and the Civil War during his first year at Rhodes. Raised on a farm, Brooks also has a deep interest in land preservation. “These two interests,” Prof. Huebner explains, “made Brooks an ideal candidate for this scholarship.”
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of the nation’s history.