Genealogists: You could win a scholarship to SLIG 2016

Would you like to win a scholarship that covers the tuition cost to attend the 11-15 January 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)? The 2016 edition offers 13 courses. The scholarship enables you to choose any one of the courses. SLIG takes place a couple blocks from the Family History Library. Talk about convenient! I am the coordinator of the Resources and Strategies for Intermediate U.S. Research course at SLIG.

From SLIG:

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, is pleased to announce that essay entries for the Jimmy B. Parker Essay Scholarship are now being accepted.

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 sligdirector@ugagenealogy.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 benefited 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 for all courses opens June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM MST.

Read more about SLIG on the UGA website and especially more about Jimmy Parker here.

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