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Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Scholarship - Applications Now Being Accepted
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 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 benefited from your volunteer service.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy registration opens June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM MST. http://www.infouga.org