05 April 2017

Student Genealogy Grant Application Deadline Fast Approaching - Apply Now!

Please help spread the word about this amazing opportunity!

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

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 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. Student genealogists between the ages of 18 and 23 are eligible to apply for the $500 cash award and full registration scholarship to the 2017 SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California June 9-11, 2017.

Download  the 2017 Grant Application

Past recipients include Melanie Frick (Monrovia, California), Paul Woodbury (Provo, Utah). Michael Savoca (Toms River, New Jersey), Elyse Doerflinger (Lomita, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California).

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.”

The $500 cash award pays tribute to these interests by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the Jamboree. In addition, a student scholarship for conference registration to the Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be provided by the Jamboree conference.

Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 23 as of June 9, 2017 and a full-time or part-time is eligible to apply. The award will be presented at Jamboree 2017; the recipient must be present to receive the award. See the Grant Application for eligibility details.

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 April 15, 2017 midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Application details and forms are available at the Student Grant Webpage   

Suzanne Winsor Freeman’s Obituary is available here

Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee
Denise May Levenick, Chair

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