Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award: Samantha Norling

Samantha Norling, a student at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Graduate School of Library and Information Science,  is the 2013 recipient of the Donald Peterson Student Travel Award.  Established in 2005, the 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 organization, such as presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Norling is a joint-degree student pursing master of library science and master of arts in history degrees. Norling will be sharing her perspectives as a dual-degree student at the CoSA/SAA Joint Annual Meeting during the session “Archival Education from the Student Perspective."

One recommender noted that Norling is “on her way to becoming a leader in the profession” and “is an active participant in furthering the understanding of our profession.”

The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award was established in 2005 and honors the memory of New York lawyer and philatelist Donald Peterson.