Monday, February 04, 2008

APG Youth Scholarship deadline 28 Feb 2008

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The announcement comes from our friends at the Association for Professional Genealogists. Please address all inquries to the APG as noted below:

DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP Educational Conference Scholarship Designed to Encourage and Support Newcomers

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Feb. 2 - The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is providing a scholarship opportunity for a young genealogist to attend its annual Professional Management Conference (PMC). The deadline for the Young Professional Scholarship is rapidly approaching. Applications must be received by February 28, 2008.

The recipient, who will be selected in the spring, will attend the conference on September 3, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The PMC is held in conjunction with the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference. The scholarship includes conference registration and a $500 award toward travel and accommodations. Further information on the conference can be found at

Candidates for the 2008 award must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years as of 1 May 2008, be enrolled as a high school senior, undergraduate, post graduate or graduate within the last twelve months of an accredited university or college, and have at least a 3.0 gpa (on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent in another averaging system).

The application requirements include

. Listing of extracurricular activities, organizations, and volunteer activities; . A letter of recommendation from a dean, principal, or faculty advisor that also indicates the applicant's current or graduating grade point average; and . A letter of recommendation from an individual who has witnessed the applicant's interest in genealogy.

Applicants also must submit 500-750 word answers to each of two questions relative to genealogical records and the applicants'
anticipated career.

Complete scholarship requirements and an application form are on the APG website at . Applications must be returned to the APG office no later than February 28, 2008. The recipient will be announced by April 30, 2008.

The Association of Professional Genealogists is an independent organization whose worldwide members number 1,800. The group's principal purpose is to support professional genealogists in all phases of their work: from the amateur genealogist wishing to turn knowledge and skill into a vocation, to the experienced professional seeking to exchange ideas with colleagues and to upgrade the profession as a whole.

Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Executive Director
Association of Professional Genealogists
PO Box 350998
Westminster, CO 80035-0998
(303) 465-6980
FAX: (303) 456-8825

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