Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scholarship - SAA

Do you need financial assistance to attend SAA's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from August 22-27, 2011? Apply for the 2011 Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award! The award includes up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA conference. For all the details and eligibility, keep reading! The deadline to apply is February 28, 2011.

Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award

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.

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.

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

First Awarded:

Application Form and Documentation:
Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:
1. A 500-word essay describing the applicant's career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.
2. Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant's qualifications.
4. Application form (available at

Application Deadline:
February 28, 2011

Please contact Peterson Student Scholarship Award Committee Chair Dr. Gerald Chaudron at with any questions.

Brenda L. Burk, Philanthropic Studies Archivist
Philanthropy Archives at IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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