The American Society of Genealogists is pleased to announce its annual scholarship award for one of five major academic genealogical programs in the United States. The award is open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields. The goal of the award is to recognize talent and build genealogical expertise by providing promising genealogists the opportunity to receive advanced academic training in genealogy. $1,000 will be given to the deserving candidates that will be used toward their tuition and expenses.
The American Society of Genealogists is an independent society of fellows dedicated to serving the discipline of genealogy through promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship.
Candidacy for the award is open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields. Applicants must submit a published work or a manuscript of work in progress, to be judged by a panel of three Fellows.
How to Apply:
The candidates can apply for the given scholarship by submitting three copies of the items below:
- A resume 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.
The winning candidates will receive a stipend of $1,000 toward tuition and expenses at one of five major academic genealogical programs in the United States.
Applicants for the award for 2017 should apply before August 31, 2016.
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