Planning to attend the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2017? SLIG is pleased to announce that there are several scholarship opportunities available for SLIG students.
- SLIG Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship – Deadline June 1, 2016
Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, whose legacy of service to the genealogical community covered more than 50 years, this full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement.” The winner will be announced June 29th and their course of choice pre-reserved. Full details here.
- ASG Scholar Award, American Society of Genealogists – Deadline August 31, 2016
This award provides “financial assistance for a developing scholar to attend one of five academic programs in American genealogy.” The award, which will be given in October, will apply toward a SLIG 2017 course of study.
- The Genealogy Fairy – Genealogy Grants Program – Awarded monthly
This program, created by Thomas MacEntee, gives “back to the genealogy community through a series of grants to organizations and individuals . . .” Awards up to $500 are given for qualifying projects, including genealogy continuing education programs.
- New SLIG Scholarship Fund – Deadline November 1, 2016
This fund, opened at SLIG 2016, was created to enhance scholarship opportunities for SLIG students. Donations were made by Maia’s Bookstore and SLIG 2016 students. We hope to continue to expand the fund over time to offer a variety of scholarships. For the SLIG 2017 year the following scholarship is open for applications: Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees. More details and submission requirements may be found here.
- Just Announced – AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship – Deadline December 31, 2016
Established to "foster and support professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts." Four "aspiring or practicing professional genealogists" will receive a scholarship, to cover tuition and specific other expenses to attend one of the four US-based genealogical institutes. One will be awarded for SLIG 2018. Unfortunately, due to a lot of complicating factors, applicants won't be aware of the courses to be offered for SLIG 2018 until after they have completed their application. For that reason, we offer the opportunity to have open dialogue with the director if needed to help you rank SLIG in order of attendance preference on your application.