Saturday, July 1, 2017

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) awards 2018 Scholarship

Emily Kowalski Schroeder
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is pleased to announce Emily Kowalski Schroeder as the winner of the SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees for 2018. The competition was strong and many candidates submitted worthy applications. The committee determined that Ms. Schroeder's application effectively conveyed her desire for a more in-depth learning experience at an intermediate (or above) level.

Ms. Schroeder is currently a self-taught genealogist and is ready to attend an institute to gain in-depth knowledge of specific genealogical research resources and methods. She wants to further her genealogical education to make herself a better, more efficient, and more confident researcher and storyteller of her family's history.

Emily is passionate about getting youth involved in genealogy, and, in 2014, she started Growing Little Leaves, a website and blog dedicated to providing readers with free, hands-on activities for getting children interested in family history. Over the past three years, Emily has taught beginner genealogy classes for both children and adults in her local area.

Ms. Schroeder will be attending Course 2 entitled "The Third Coast: Research in the Great Lakes Region." She is looking forward to meeting and interacting with professional genealogists and genealogy enthusiasts from around the country and world. She is excited to share research challenges and develop network connections.

She is a  scientist, with degrees in meteorology from Valparaiso University and Penn State University. Emily is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, and currently lives near Indianapolis with her husband, two children, and kitties.

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