Scholarships, Fellowships, Honors

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 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 (Deadline: August 1)


Gordon M. Bakken Award of Merit: The Award of Merit is given annually to recognize the work and dedication of someone in the WHA. (Deadline: June 15)


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 (Deadline: June 15)


Louise Pubols Public History Prize: $500 award to offset the travel expenses for a public historian to attend the WHA conference (Deadline: June 15)


Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award: $500 to support graduate student research (Deadline: June 15)


Trennert-Iverson Conference Scholarship: $500 to support graduate student attendees at the WHA conference (Deadline: June 15)


Walter Rundell Graduate Student Award: $1500 to support dissertation research (Deadline: June 15)


WHA Graduate Student Prize: Travel support to foster graduate student professional development and enhance citizenship within the organization (Deadline: June 15)


WHA-Huntington Library Martin Ridge Fellowship: $3500 for a month-long research fellowship in residence at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California (Deadline: June 15)


Western History Association

UNO History Department

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182   (402) 554-5999

westernhistoryassociation@gmail.com 



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.