American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award
American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award (applications due before 31 August)—open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields.
Established in 1996, the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) Scholar Award is an annual scholarship of $1,000 toward tuition and expenses at one of six major academic genealogical programs in the United States, which includes the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Candidacy for the award is open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields. Applicants submit a published work or a manuscript of work in progress, to be judged by a panel of three Fellows. 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.
The award granted in October of each year is to defray costs of attending a program in the following calendar year. The recipient of the ASG Scholar Award may register for the program of his or her choice— Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed), Genealogical Research Certificate Program at Boston University, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and GENE350 or GENE201 at Excelsior College.
Applicants for the award for 2020 should apply before August 31, 2019, by submitting the items below:
- 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.
The ASG Scholarship Committee, chaired by the ASG vice-president, will make the selection for the award. Announcement of the award winner for 2020 will be made by November 15, 2019. Applications should be addressed to:
Joseph C. Anderson II, Chair
ASG Scholar Award Committee
5337 Del Roy Dr.
Dallas TX 75229-3016
Email submission is preferred, to: firstname.lastname@example.org