Donation Dollars in Action: Testimonials from Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipients

“One part of MHA that I love, especially as an international participant, is getting the chance to see friends and colleagues that I haven’t seen in years.”

-Brooke Kathleen Brassard, University of Waterloo,



‘I benefitted from an interaction with a family historian when they told me they had recently found some records of a person central to my research in their family papers at home. Additionally, a longtime employee of the Church History Library pointed me to some interesting sources in the Church’s archive he felt were underused. All of these experiences are typical of MHA; indeed, the best part of MHA is the variety of people who attend ranging from longtime academics in the field to hobby historians and everyone in-between.”

-Hannah Jung, Brandeis University

Here is a few more testimonials from those who attended MHA in 2017 with Student Travel assistance, which are made possible through your MHA donations :

“This was the first time that I presented a paper at an academic conference and I found the opportunity exhilarating.  It allowed me to share my research and receive feedback on my initial arguments.”

-Lori Motzkus Wilkinson, University of Utah


“I was incredibly moved by the power of the women historians in the room and was reminded of how important our part is in telling the Mormon story. I enjoyed a discernible sense of community among all of the historians and students I met there, and I left feeling inspired because I knew I was not alone.”

-Jessica Nelson, Utah State University