The scholarship recipient will receive full tuition to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2016. The scholarship will be awarded to the individual whose essay and application reflect a commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement. Past winners are Debra Hoffman of New Windsor, Maryland, Susan LeBlanc of Gladstone, Oregon, and Patti Gillespie of Decatur, Texas.
Since 2012, the Utah Genealogical Association has offered this scholarship in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, a Utah family historian and teacher of more than 50 years. He said, “Few things have greater impact on us in this life than knowing about our heritage—who we are, where we have come from, our culture, our ancestors.” The winning essay with be posted on the Utah Genealogical Association’s blog.
Applicants are asked to submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A one page essay detailing how attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will prepare you to give back to the genealogical community.
- A short biography or resume detailing your previous volunteer and research experience.
- The name of the course you hope to attend, and why.
- A letter of recommendation from someone who has benefitted from your volunteer service.
Essays and applications are due May 15, 2015, and the winner will be announced June 15. The winner will be chosen by a committee comprised of SLIG committee members and the family of the late Jimmy B. Parker.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy registration opens June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM MST.