Student Resources

Students are an essential part of the Western History Association. The association values the input and efforts of our graduate students and encourages you to join the Graduate Student Caucusapply for an award or volunteer with the association.

2017 Graduate Student Prize Recipients posing with President Stephen Aron. 

WHA Graduate Assistant Position

The Western History Association appoints a Graduate Assistant Position at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Visit the UNO Website for more information about their History Program and click the banner on the left for more information about the Graduate Assistant Position. UNO offers graduate courses in Native American and Indigenous history, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Race and Ethnicity, the American West, Immigration, and other subjects in United States and Latin American history.

Click here to explore the WHA News Blog which lists dozens of student opportunities for scholarships, job opportunities, conference information, research funding, travel opportunities, and more! The WHA Office also posts academic opportunities on our social media sites. Click the links below to follow us!

Graduate Volunteer Opportunity

Each year the Western History Association seeks volunteers to work as the WHA Graduate Staff Members for its Annual Conference. Graduate Staff Members should be motivated, hard working, graduate students. Check the current year's conference website for more information about this opportunity and to submit your application (typically due in August each year). 

Graduate Student Awards

The WHA offers many awards, prizes, and scholarships which directly benefit graduate students. Click the links below to learn more about each opportunity. 

Indian Student Conference Scholarship
Western History Association Graduate Student Prize
Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award
Walter Rundell Award
Robert Trennert-Peter Iverson Scholarship

Please visit the 2019 WHA Conference pages for more information on Graduate Student Resources. 

Western History Association

UNO History Department

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Omaha, NE 68182   (402) 554-5999 

The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences and UNO Department of History. The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.