Charles Z. Adamson served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Cleveland for 35 years. A lifelong learner, after his retirement he earned a master’s degree in history from Cleveland State University.

The Charles Z. Adamson Memorial Scholarship in Modern European History is awarded to the best graduate student research paper on an aspect of European history.

2017-2018 

Katherine Behnke, “Bernadette Devlin: The Disparaged Woman of the Troubles”

2019-2020

Cory Ross, “When War Chills: A Historiography of Deterrence and Nuclear Fallout from Hiroshima to Chernobyl, 1945-1987”