Two $500 annual awards will be given to Native American students, undergraduate, M.A., or Ph.D., to help lessen the burden of costs to attend the annual Western History Association. In addition, the cost of conference registration and tickets to the WHA Welcoming Reception, Graduate Student Reception, Presidential luncheon, and Indian Scholars Luncheon will be included in the award.
The WHA especially thanks Colorado College’s Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies for its generosity in supporting this award in 2019.
To be considered for this award, send one pdf file with the following to each member of the committee listed below: 1) a letter of interest, and 2) CV. Please also request that your faculty advisor send a letter of recommendation to each member of the committee. Please use your last name in the title of your pdf file.
-2021 Awards Cycle opens January 25, 2021
-2021 Award Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021
The WHA office sends award notifications in August. View a list of past recipients.
Alexandra Harmon, Chair
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 | Deserea R. Langley and Kristen Simmons
2018 | Ryan Booth and Bridget Groat
2017 | John Little
2016 | Alaina Roberts
2015 | Vanessa Esquivido-Meza and Tiffany Hale
2014 | Jameson R. Sweet
2013 | Margaret Huettl and Farina King
2012 | No Award Given
2011 | Maurice Crandall and Alessandra La Rocca Link
2010 | Angel Hinzo and Julie Reed
2009 | Farina King and Josh Horowitz
2008 | Elise Boxer
2007 | Doug Kiel and Nicole Nesberg
2006 | Heather Ponchetti Daly and Joshua Reid
2005 | Jessica Pedro and Skott Vigil
2004 | Jeffrey Means and Rosalyn Rae LaPier
2003 | Elise Boxer and Kim Suina
2002 | Laurie Arnold
2001 | No Award Given
2000 | Alden Big Man
1999 | William Bauer and Kent Blansett