Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship

Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship

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Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship (applications due by 1 October)—open to anyone (with the exception of members of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee and current members of the Executive Board of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies).


In the summer of 2010 the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee announced the establishment of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship for IGHR. The scholarship is named for and in honor of Birdie Monk Holsclaw, who for many years attended IGHR and was also a frequent IGHR lecturer.

The scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, will be awarded annually and is open to anyone (with the exception of members of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee and current members of the Executive Board of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies).

Applications are due on or before October 1 of each year and will be reviewed by the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee. The scholarship must be used during the IGHR for which the application is made. Please include the following in your application:

  • Name
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • The length of time you have been doing genealogy
  • 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

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by e-mail no later than December 10.

Please send your application to:

Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee
c/o Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
P.O. Box 40270
Denver, CO 80204-0270

Previous Recipients

2019 — Cindy Barber, Elizabeth Stewart Olson

2018 — Jim Thornhill, Dina Carson

2017 — Meryl Schumacker, Denise Cross

2016 — Nancy Remling, Janet Kilgore Taylor

2015 — Shelley K. Bishop, Laura G. Prescott

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