The Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), hosted by Samford University every summer in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the most valuable educational opportunities available to genealogists. Each year, the Institute provides several courses–including several perennial favorites like the “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis” course coordinated by Elizabeth Shown Mills and the “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists” course coordinated by National Genealogical Society Quarterly co-editor Thomas W. Jones. For more information about the 2012 offerings, visit Samford University’s official IGHR website.
In the summer of 2010, the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee announced the establishment of an annual scholarship for attendance at the Institute. The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 October of each year.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants are asked to submit to the Committee:
- The length of time you have been conducting genealogy research;
- The name of the IGHR course you plan to attend;
- In 500 words or less, a description of how participation in this course will benefit you;
- In 250 words or less, tell us about yourself;
- A letter of recommendation from another genealogist.
For full details, see http://www.cocouncil.org/documents/BirdieIGHR.pdf.
Remember – the deadline for this year’s scholarship is only about a week away!