ASG Scholar Award
An annual scholarship, providing a stipend of $500 toward tuition and expenses at one of three major genealogical programs, was created in 1996 by The American Society of Genealogists. Candidacy for the award is open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields.
The ASG Scholar Award provides financial assistance for a developing scholar to attend one of three training programs in American genealogy: the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), or the new Certificate Program in Genealogical Research at Boston University. The recipient may register for the program of his or her choice.
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, held for one week each June and based at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., was founded in 1964 to provide a structured program of genealogical study at an academic level. It offers tracks of study, ranging from beginning to advanced research methodology, professional genealogy, and other specialized topics. The scholarship will apply to any of the advanced courses taught at the Birmingham campus. Write to: IGHR Director, Samford University Library, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229.
The National Institute on Genealogical Research, held for one week each July and based at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., is the nationís oldest institute for genealogical education, founded in 1950. NIGR provides a unique program of advanced instruction in the use of National Archives records. Write to: NIGR Director, P.O. Box 118, Greenbelt MD 20768-0118.
Certificate Program in Genealogical Research. This new program consists of five modules, offered on Saturdays in seven-hour sessions at Boston University: Foundations, Technology, Evidence, Forensic, and Ethnic and Geographic Specialties. Write to: Center for Professional Education, 1010 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02215.
Past recipients of the ASG Scholar Award are listed below.
ASG Scholar Award for 2013
Interested applicants for the award should apply before September 30, 2012, by submitting three copies of the items below.
The ASG Scholarship Committee, chaired by William B. Saxbe, Jr., FASG, and ASG vice-president, will make the selection for the award. Announcement of the award winner will be made by October 15, 2012. Applications should be addressed to William B. Saxbe, Jr., Chair, ASG Scholarship Committee, 864 Hancock Road, Williamstown, MA 01267.