List of Special Awards

2021

American Heritage Center Native American Heritage Award
$100 for the best entry which illuminates a cultural or historical perspective about indigenous populations.
Sponsored by the American Heritage Center


American Heritage Center Primary Sources Award 
$200 for the entry with the best use of primary resources.
Sponsored by the American Heritage Center


American West Experience Award
$100 each for an outstanding junior division and senior division entry which illuminates some aspect of the American experience in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado.
Paddle House logoSponsored by the Paddle House


Caroline Lockhart Historic Newspaper Award
$100 each for an outstanding junior division and senior division entry which effectively integrates and utilizes historic newspapers in their research.
Pedal House LogoSponsored by the Pedal House Bike Shop


Clara Jensen Award
$100 for the best entry on Wyoming History.
Sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Society


Colonial Dames Heritage Award
$100 cash award for the outstanding entry dealing with family history.
Colonial Dames LogoSponsored by the Wyoming Chapter of the Colonial Dames of America


DAR History Award
$50 to an outstanding Junior Individual entry for any topic focusing on an outstanding woman in history. 
DAR logoSponsored by the Jacques Laramie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution


Dean Flock Agriculture Award
$500 for the best entry with a focus on agriculture, ranching, farming, leasing and grazing on public lands, logging and/or the utilization of our natural resources.
Sponsored by Dean Flock


Florence Sommers Jensen History Award
$100 for an outstanding entry dealing with Wyoming women, homesteading, ranching, or schools.
Sponsored by the Sommers Family



Fort Laramie National Historic Site Award
$100 for the best Junior and Senior Division entries that integrate Trans-Mississippi History. (Fur trade, emigrants, Native American, frontier military history)
Sponsored by Fort Laramie Historical Association


Fred & Flossie Graves Homestead Award
$200 cash award for the best entry featuring an aspect of homesteading.
Sponsored by Linda Graves-Fabian and Tom Hill


Gerald & Jessie F. Chambers Award
$500 to the outstanding Junior Division and Senior Division entries.
Sponsored by American Heritage Center


Indigenous Women's Award                                                                           $100 to the best individual senior division by a woman of indigenous heritage.

Jurisprudence Award (Wyoming State Bar)
$250 to the best Junior and Senior Division entries dealing with jurisprudence or legal issues.
Wyoming State Bar logoSponsored by Wyoming State Bar

Dr. Joseph Stepans Senior Division Award                                                                                                                                                                             $750 for a project that most authentically tells the story of a marginalized person (persons) or community in Wyoming from the perspective of that person (persons) or community. Historic materials to substantiate the story must be used.                                                                                                    Sponsored by the Joseph Stepans Family


Liz Byrd Cultural Diversity Award
$100 to the best entry that represents an aspect of cultural diversity or human rights.
Sponsored by American Heritage Center

Dr. Robert Campbell Junior Division Award                                                                                                                                                                                                  $400 for a project that most authentically tells the story of a marginalized person (persons) or community in Wyoming from the perspective of that person (persons) or community. Historic materials to substantiate the story must be used.                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by the Dr. Robert Campbell Family

Dr. Robert Campbell Teacher Award                                                                                                                                                                                         $750 to a teacher who promotes student education in a way that includes the stories of marginalized people or communities in Wyoming through innovative strategies for instruction in choosing researching completing and presenting a topic (as evidenced by student entries from their school).           Sponsored by the Joseph Stepans Family


Roger Williams International History Award
$100 for the best entry dealing with international issues
Sponsored by UW History Dept.


Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership Award
$250 for the best Junior and Senior Division entries dealing with political history and leadership.
Sponsored by the Simpson Institute at the American Heritage Center


West Wind Enterprises Creativity Award
$250 for the most creative entry.
Sponsored by West Wind Enterprises


West Wind Enterprises Energy Award
$250 for an outstanding entry with a focus on energy production and resources; to include but not limited to natural gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, hydro-electric and/or mining.
Sponsored by West Wind Enterprises


William H. Barton Award
$100 for the best use of oral history in an entry.
Sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Society


Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists Award*
$100 for an outstanding entry dealing with archaeological issues.
Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists logoSponsored by Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists


Wyoming State Archaeological Society Award*
$100 for the best entry with a focus on archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology or linguistics.
Wyoming State Archaeological Society logoSponsored by Wyoming State Archaeological Society


Wyoming Humanities Giving Voice Award
$500 for the outstanding entry dealing with giving voice to underrepresented voices.
ThinkWy LogoSponsored by Wyoming Humanities Council


Wyoming State Museum Volunteers Award
$100 for the outstanding Junior and Senior Division exhibits.
Sponsored by Wyoming State Museum Volunteers

Wyoming State Historical Society Scholarship*
$1500 scholarship to a junior or senior in high school planning to attend a Wyoming college or UW. 


Gerald & Jessie Chambers Scholarship*
$1000 scholarship to a junior or senior in high school planning to attend a Wyoming college or UW.


Alan K. Simpson Institute Scholarship*
$3000 scholarship to a junior or senior in high school planning to attend a Wyoming college or UW.

**IF you are a JUNIOR or SENIOR in HIGH SCHOOL you are eligible for the three scholarships. In order to be eligible, you need to self-nominate yourself and your project through the WHD Registration System. At that point, I will send you a Google Form to complete which asks several questions about your plans for university/college life which you will need to complete to fulfill the eligibility process.