The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant
The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Fund was established in 2010 to honor Suzanne’s Freeman’s lifetime of service to young people and to assist young genealogists seeking to advance their genealogical education.
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 student 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.
To honor her support of the SCGS Jamboree, the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant will be awarded to a young genealogist attending the 2013 Jamboree. The grant includes a check for $500 toward conference expenses and full conference registration courtesy the SCGS Jamboree.
Past recipients of the award include Elyse Doerflinger (Lomita, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California).
Suzanne Freeman was the mother of blogger and writer, Denise Levenick, The Family Curator.
Applicant Requirements –
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 as of July 1, 2013.
- Applicant must have been enrolled in a college, university, or secondary school within the last 12 months.
- A completed Grant Application form must be received via email by midnight PST 28 February 2013.
- Applicant must attend the 2013 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California.
Application Instructions –
Application materials should be sent by email to email@example.com with your last name in the subject line (Surname, SWF Grant Application).
- Complete and submit the Grant Application via email by 28 February 2013. Your application should be in .doc or .pdf format and submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. An email receipt will verify successful receipt of your application.
- Optional, but strongly encouraged: Request a letter of recommendation from two individuals who can attest to your genealogy experience and interest. These may be letters of any length commenting on a specific research experience or academic accomplishment in the field of personal and family history observed by the individual.
- One letter of recommendation may be from a non-immediate family member, such as aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.
- One or both letters may be from individuals active in the genealogy community.
- Letters should be emailed directly by the individual to email@example.com
The award recipient will be notified on or before 1 April 2013.
Only successfully received electronic submissions will be considered for the award. Recipient must attend the 2013 SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California. The decision of the grant committee is final. Sponsor reserves the right to award more or less Grants, or not to award any Grant, if, in their sole discretion, a sufficient number of qualified applications is not received. Information provided in the application may be used for research, evaluation, and publicity purposes.