23 June 2014

July 1st deadline: Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2015 Scholarship

Hopefully you have seen the news about this scholarship on the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy’s website or read the press releases in social media outlets. The deadline for submitting essays for this award is just days away, July 1st.

Full tuition to SLIG 2015 will be awarded to the student whose essay and application exemplify the culture of giving back to community, lived by Jimmy B. Parker. The scholarship will be awarded by a committee comprised of SLIG committee members and the family of the late Jimmy B. Parker. I know from personal experience, the Jimmy was a great guy and he loved genealogy.

Applicants are asked to submit the following via email to luanadarby @ gmail.com:
1.      A one-page essay detailing how attending SLIG will help you prepare to give back to the genealogical community.
2.      A short biography, including previous volunteer and research experience.
3.      The name of the course you would like to attend.
4.      A letter of recommendation from someone who has benefited from your volunteer service.

The Salt Lake Institute runs from January 12-16, 2015 and the winning student will have their choice of the following tracks:
1.      The Family History Law Library (with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL)
2.      Beyond the Library: Researching in Original Resource Repositories (John Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA)
3.      Finding Immigrant Origins (David Ouimette, CG)
4.      Advanced Research Tools: Post-War Military Records (Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA)
5.      Advanced German Research (F. Warren Bittner, CG)
6.      Resources & Strategies for United States Research, Part 1 (Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMGS) (Intermediate level)
7.      From Confusion to Conclusion: Writing Proof Arguments (Kimberly Powell and Harold Henderson, CG)
8.     Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum (with Angela McGhie and Kimberly Powell)
9.      Advanced Genealogical Methods (with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS)
10.  Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy (Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL)
11.   Diving Deeper into New England – Advanced (D. Joshua Taylor, MA)
12.  Advanced DNA Analysis (CeCe Moore and Angie Bush)

Applications and essays are due by July 1st and the winner will be announced July 15th. Please note that this scholarship extends to those that have already registered for a SLIG course as well.

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