The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has chosen AHI undergraduate fellow Steven Pet as one of thirty recipients nationwide of a National Scholars award to attend a summer seminar in June of this year in New York City.  Mr. Pet, a resident of Milford, Connecticut, and major in history at Hamilton College, will attend lectures by leading historians and enter into conversations with them about history as both subject and career.  The program will include visits to major archives, museums, and libraries in and around the city.

“Steve Pet is an exemplary young man who combines intellectual gifts with the passion to undertake hard work and the willingness to improve himself by responding to  the criticisms of his professors,” said AHI co-founder Robert Paquette.  “Those who have had him in class will not be surprised by this award.”

Mr. Pet is advised at Hamilton College by AHI co-founder Douglas Ambrose.  The AHI family congratulates Mr. Pet on his achievement. He will be recognized at the AHI’s annual colloquium in April at the Turning Stone Resort.