28 August 2009

Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship Award Available

The Alberta Family Histories Society is pleased to announce the availability of the Brian W. Hutchison Genealogical Scholarship of up to $500. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Canadian resident, toward the cost of tuition and books (for the recipient to study the field of genealogy and family history in a recognized education or accreditation/certification program), or the cost of attending a genealogical conference/seminar, or as a cash prize.

The Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship is funded by an endowment to the Alberta Family Histories Society from GEN-FIND Research Associates, Inc., of Nanaimo, British Columbia. The donor wishes to encourage Canadians to pursue formal study of genealogical analysis, research, evaluation, and documentation methodologies and standards, thereby raising the bar for the hobby.

The deadline for applications is December 31 of the current year. The Scholarship will be awarded the following May.

For complete guidelines and an application form, candidates are urged to visit http://www.afhs.ab.ca/scholarship/.