The Western History Association is pleased to accept applications for the WHA Graduate Student Prize. Inaugurated in 2014, the prize is designed to foster graduate student professional development and to enhance collegial citizenship within the organization. Up to ten students may receive the award.

Each recipient will receive:

  • a one-year WHA Membership
  • 2017 conference registration and accommodations for three nights in the conference hotel
  • a ticket to the opening reception at the 2017 conference
  • a ticket to the graduate student reception at the 2017 conference

Prize Responsibilities: WHA Graduate Student Prize winners are expected to be active in the organization through service on WHA committees and/or through participation in annual conference events and attendance at conference sessions. In addition, WHA Graduate Student Prize winners will act as co-hosts of the Graduate Student Reception each year. Prize winners must attend the WHA conference in the award year. The WHA Graduate Student Prize may be held concurrently with other WHA graduate student awards. Each WHA Graduate Student Prize winner must submit a two-page post-conference report to the WHA no later than December 31 of the award year. Details on report requirements will be included with the award letter.

To apply, please submit:

  • application cover page (name, contact information, institutional affiliation, year of study, and the names of thesis or dissertation committee members)
  • curriculum vitae
  • a brief (one page) description of your interest in this prize and an assessment of how this prize will foster your professional goals
All materials should be submitted electronically to WHAGraduateStudentPrize@gmail.com.
Application deadline is June 1, 2017.
Late submissions will not be reviewed.
Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Winners will be notified by August 1, 2017.


Western History Association

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of History

605 Gruening Building

P.O. Box 756460

Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

(907) 474-6509

Western History Association Graduate Student Prize


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