Institute Scholarships Announced!

Know the value of in-person, in-depth genealogical learning in a week-long course with like-minded individuals? Enjoy the interaction with your instructors and the others in your course? Like networking with others who are just as earnest as you are about efficiently solving genealogical puzzles? Find that it can be a strain on the budget to attend all the courses you would like?

ancestryprogenealogists-sp-logo-greenblueA new scholarship implemented by Ancestry ProGenealogists was announced November 21 and includes a full scholarship to GRIP (among other institutes) for tuition, housing, and transportation. The press release begins, “Ancestry announced today that it is accepting applications for the AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Program, which fosters and supports professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts. The scholarships, being awarded for the first time this year, will be given to four aspiring or practicing professional genealogists and cover certain expenses of attending one of the four U.S.-based genealogical institutes…” You can see the full contest rules at their website. Hurry! Submit by the deadline of December 31 for notification by the 2017 institute registrations dates.

This new scholarship is a welcome addition to others that are available to help defray continuing education costs. Check out these as well by going to their links:

  • The American Society of Genealogists (ASG) awards a scholarship of $500 toward tuition and expenses.
  • Dee Dee King, CG, sponsors scholarships to TGF list members and to forensic genealogy specialists. Scholarship winners have attended various institutes and conferences.
  • Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research. While not actually a scholarship, this award of $500 can go a long way toward continuing education.
  • The Genealogy Fairy from GeneaBloggers is a monthly award.

We thank all these groups who are “giving back” to the community! We look forward to meeting all the contest winners at the June or July GRIP weeks!

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