Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award

The Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Award and application information follow below. The application deadline is February 28,2013. If you have any questions regarding the award or the application process, please contact Douglas Bicknese, Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Committee Chair, at douglas.bicknese@nara.gov.

Purpose and Criteria for Selection
Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Eligibility
Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.

Sponsor and Funding
The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life.

Prize
Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting.

First Awarded
2006

Application Form and Documentation

Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:
  • A 500-word essay describing the applicant’s career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.
  • Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications. Application form.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2013

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