The Western History Association benefits from the generosity of donors who have honored the legacy of scholars, members, and individuals from the western history community. All scholarships, fellowships, and honors must be submitted to their respective award committee members by the deadline (June 15, 2019) listed on each award page.
Charles Redd Center Teaching Western History Award: a $500 annual award given to four K-12 Teachers to attend the WHA conference
Gordon M. Bakken Award of Merit: The Award of Merit is given annually to recognize the work and dedication of someone in the WHA.
Honorary Life Memberships: Lifetime Membership given annually by the WHA President
Indian Student Conference Scholarship: $500 to support Native American student attendees at the WHA conference
Louise Pubols Public History Prize: $500 award to offset the travel expenses for a public historian to attend the WHA conference
Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award: $500 to support graduate student research
Trennert-Iverson Conference Scholarship: $500 to support graduate student attendees at the WHA conference
Walter Rundell Award: $1500 to support dissertation research
WHA Graduate Student Prize: Travel support to foster graduate student professional development and enhance citizenship within the organization
WHA-Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship: $3500 for a month-long research fellowship in residence at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
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