Each year the WHA presents over 25 awards, fellowships, and scholarships to scholars, public historians, graduate students, and members of the historical profession. The organization has a long history of recognizing the research and teaching that strengthens the field of the North American West. Each award committee consists of at least three individuals who serve a three-year term at the request of the WHA President. Submission deadlines are in the spring and summer and award notifications are submitted in the fall. Please visit each specific award page for more deadlines, committees, and past recipients. Contact the Award Committee Chair or the WHA Office with questions and inquiries.

For a list of the 2017 award recipients, view the Awards Banquet Program here!

Books and Public History
   Autry Public History Prize
   Caughey Western History Prize
   David J. Weber-Clements Prize
  Donald L. Fixico Award
   Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award
   Hal K. Rothman Award
   Joan Paterson Kerr Award
   John C. Ewers Award
   Robert G. Athearn Award
   Robert M. Utley Prize
   Sally and Ken Owens Award
   W. Turrentine-Jackson Award

Articles and Essays
   Arrell M. Gibson Award
   Arrington-Prucha Prize
   Bert M. Fireman and Janet Fireman Award
   Bolton-Cutter Award
   Jensen-Miller Award
   Michael P. Malone Award
   Oscar O. Winther Award
   Ray Allen Billington Prize
  Vicki Ruiz Award

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Honors
   Charles Redd Center Teaching Western History Award
   Gordon M. Bakken Award of Merit
   Honorary Life Memberships
   Indian Student Conference Scholarship
   Louise Pubols Public History Prize 
   Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award
   Trennert-Iverson Conference Scholarship
   Walter Rundell Award
   WHA Graduate Student Prize 
   WHA-Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship

Sponsors and Partners

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.

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The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.