The following announcement was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG):
The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the world’s largest organization of genealogy professionals, is pleased to announce the creation of the Kenyatta D. Berry African American Research Scholarship, which recognizes an aspiring professional with a significant interest in developing a career in African American genealogy.
The scholarship is named for former APG President Kenyatta D. Berry, in recognition of her extensive contributions in the field of genealogy, especially African American genealogy and enslaved ancestral research. Berry is also an entrepreneur, television host, and author.
“I am deeply humbled to lend my name to this scholarship, which supports aspiring professional genealogists in uncovering the hidden stories of African Americans,” said Berry. “It is a reminder that our actions, perseverance, and dedication can create a lasting impact on others. I hope this scholarship will continue to empower and inspire future generations to reach for their dreams and make a difference in the world.”
For scholarship criteria, eligibility, details on the selection process, and to view the online application, visit https://www.apgen.org/cpages/awards-kenyatta-berry-african-american-research-scholarship. Applicants wishing to be considered for the inaugural scholarship must complete an application by 10 July 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
The scholarship is open to both APG members and non-members and will be presented at the APG Professional Management Conference (PMC). The scholarship includes one registration for the PMC and reimbursement of up to $1,000 USD for hotel and travel expenses when attending the PMC in person. The scholarship recipient will be notified in advance.
For more information about APG’s awards, visit https://www.apgen.org/cpages/awards.