Every year the history department awards the Charles E. Payne Scholarship to the outstanding history major in the prospective senior class.  The Payne Scholarship was established in 1967 by Ina Chatterton Payne in honor of her husband Professor Charles E. Payne, who was for many years an eminent scholar, teacher and chairman of the history department at Grinnell. Mrs. Payne wished especially to aid students to continue their study of history, both at Grinnell and beyond, so the award may be used either in connection with the senior year at Grinnell or, if the recipient wishes, to help with expenses in graduate or professional school.