04 March 2016

Reminder: The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Grant Applications Due March 20, 2016

Do you know a young person with an interest in family history and genealogy? 

Support the future of genealogy and help us spread the word about this fantastic opportunity!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant, established in 2010 by family and friends of Suzanne Freeman, an enthusiastic family historian and supporter of student volunteerism. 

Download  the 2016 Grant Application

Since that time, five student genealogists have received the annual $500 cash award and three-day registration to the Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California, provided by the SCGS Jamboree.

Suzanne Freeman (right) with her sisters Frances Jones (left)
and Lucile Smith in Green Valley, Arizona.

Photo courtesy of Denise Levenick
Suzanne Freeman was a life-long volunteer who worked with many youth organizations in the capacity of leader, organizer, and administrator. She also developed a strong interest in family history and was delighted by the growing number of young genealogists. She enjoyed attending the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree and at the time of her death in Tucson, Arizona August 28, 2010, was still searching for elusive Winsor cousins.

“The Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to Suzanne Freeman’s dedication to youth volunteerism and family history by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the SCGS Annual Genealogy Jamboree, Southern California’s premiere regional genealogy conference,” notes Denise Levenick, committee chair, and Freeman’s daughter.

“We are especially grateful to Jamboree for providing a three-day conference registration to the grant recipient,” she adds. “SCGS is truly a leader in conference organizations by encouraging youth involvement in genealogy through the student conference scholarship.”

Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 23 as of June 2, 2016, and a current student (full-time or part-time) is eligible to apply. The award will be presented at the Jamboree Scholarship Breakfast Sunday, June 5, 2016; the recipient must be present to receive the award.  

Funding for the cash award is provided by the family grant program; Jamboree registration is provided by the conference. Individual contributions to the grant program are welcome at the Student Grant Webpage.

Application deadline is March 20, 2016, midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Application details and forms are available at the Student Grant Webpage http://thefamilycurator.com/swf-grant/.  

Suzanne Winsor Freeman’s Obituary is available here

Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee
Denise May Levenick, Chair

Lise Harding, SCGS Jamboree

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