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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. Each year the WHA presents over 35 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. Submission deadlines are in the spring and summer and award notifications are submitted in the fall. Please visit each award page for deadlines, committees, and past recipients.
Each award committee consists of at least three individuals who serve a three-year term at the request of the WHA President. An active WHA membership is required of each committee member and committee chair. Contact award committee chairs or the WHA office with questions and inquiries about specific awards.
WHA AWARD ARCHIVES
WHA members have access to the WHA's award archives where they can see recipient lists and award programs up to the present.
The WHA also recognizes the recipients of honors from affiliated groups and organizations including the Indian Scholar's Lunch "American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award" and the Coalition for Western Women's History annual prizes.