Friday, August 27, 2021

Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that Jourdan Brunson is the recipient of this year's Laura G. Prescott SLIG Scholarship. Tuition to his course of choice at the 2022 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) or the 2022 SLIG Academy will be paid out of scholarship funds generously donated by the genealogical community.

Jourdan Brunson is the co-founder of kinkofa, a community platform that connects Black Family History Researchers to the tools, support, and resources need to uncover their family histories. He began developing an interest in his family's story during high school and has been an avid family historian and researcher for the last 14 years. Jourdan is a member of the Black Genes Club, Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago, and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Louisiana Chapter. When he's not researching his family (or others), Jourdan enjoys traveling, which often ends up involving research. He's looking forward to attending the 2022 SLIG Course 2 - Advanced Land Tools: Maps.

The Scholarship honors Laura G. Prescott, a genealogy professional who enriched the field with her talents as a teacher, writer, research, mentor, society leader, volunteer, and director of Ancestry Academy--Ancestry's collection of instructional webinars presented by leading genealogical educators. Laura was also especially known for her bright smile, positive attitude, and encouraging nature.

Scholarship winners are chosen by a committee with Laura's attributes in mind. Their short essay applications include information about what they hope to gain from attending SLIG, why they deserve the scholarship (not necessarily financial reasons), and how they intend to use what they learn. Those chosen embody Laura's passion for and service to the genealogical community and thus will further her legacy.

Congratulations to this deserving candidate!=

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