For 77 years, the American Society of Genealogists is the most prestigious organization in our field. Membership is limited to 50 individuals who are leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. It promotes the highest standards of scholarship in the field.
Each year they present the ASG Scholar Award. This annual scholarship provides a stipend of $1,000 toward tuition and expenses at one of five major education programs:
- Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research (online)
- Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) in Washington, DC
- Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia
- Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Applications are being accepted now for the 2017 award. To apply, submit the following:
- a résumé that emphasizes activities relating to genealogy and lists the applicant’s publications in the field, if any (prior publications are not necessary).
- a manuscript or published work of at least 5,000 words, demonstrating an ability to conduct quality genealogical research, analyze results, and report findings in an appropriately documented fashion. If the submission is to be returned, it should be accompanied by an envelope or bagging with sufficient postage.
- a statement (100–150 words) which (1) identifies the individual’s choice of program and (2) explains why the individual feels that attendance will enhance his or her growth as a genealogical scholar.
Applications should be sent to ASG Vice-President Joseph C. Anders, II, at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31. The award recipient will be announced by October 15, 2017.
This is a great opportunity to not only hone your writing skills, but to also get financial assistance to get high-quality genealogical education. Find out more on the ASG website.