Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant, established in 2010 by family and friends of Suzanne Freeman, an enthusaistic family historian and supporter of student volunteerism.
Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 23 as of June 1, 2018 and a full-time or part-time student is eligible to apply. The award will be presented at Jamboree 2018; the recipient must be present to receive the award. See the Grant Application for eligibility details.
Since that time, seven student genealogists have received the annual $500 cash award and full registration to the Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California, provided by the SCGS Jamboree.
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 enjoyed attending the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree.
“The Freeman Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to these interests by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the SCGS 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.”
Past recipients include Mindy Jacox (Kaysville, Utah), Melanie Frick (Renton, Washington), Paul Woodbury (Provo, Utah). Michael Savoca (New York, New York), Elyse Doerflinger (Torrance, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California).
Funding for the cash award is provided by the family grant program; Jamboree registration is provided by the conference. Individual contributions are welcome.