Grants & Scholarships

GRANTS

The grants and scholarships offered below have no association at all with ConferenceKeeper.org. Please see each individual offering’s website for complete details.

Seton Shields Genealogy Grants

This quarterly grant from Honoring Our Ancestors’ Megan Smolenyak is given to an organization or person serving the genealogical community at large, or even for smaller community service projects (family newsletter, host a website, organize reunions, etc.)  Named after her mother, Seton Shields, this is Ms. Smolenyak’s personal way of giving back to the genealogy community. Click on the title of the grant for more information.

The Genealogy Fairy™

The Genealogy Fairy™ is a venture generously created by Thomas MacEntee of High-Definition Genealogy. The goal is to give back to the genealogy community through a series of grants to organizations and individuals undertaking worthwhile genealogy-related projects. Grants are awarded on the 15th of each month. Click on the title of the grant for more information.

The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant

Student genealogists between the ages of 18 and 23 are eligible to apply for the $500 cash award and full registration scholarship for the annual SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California in June. Application deadline is April 15, 2017 midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Click on the title of the grant for more information.

Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Funding for Genealogical Projects

If your organization has a project that will contribute to the knowledge of genealogical techniques or to the knowledge of genealogy relating to names, places, dates and family histories apply now, we want to help out. Projects can include creating publications, developing databases, digitization of archival material/collections, hosting training sessions and workshops, and the preservation of archival material/collections.  Click on the title of the grant for more information.

Italian Genealogical Group 2016 Scholarship

Open to high school seniors of at least 25% Italian descent (one Italian grandparent). Essay and family tree along with application form.  Applications due by April 1, 2017. For more information click the award name, above.

American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award

An annual grant of $1000 awarded for study at one of five major academic genealogical programs in the US, open to all genealogists, genealogical librarians, and researchers working in related fields. For criteria & requirements, click on the award name, above. Applications for the award are due by August 31 annually for the following year’s award. Click on the title of the grant for more information.

Indiana Genealogical Society Genealogy Grant Program

Grants are up to $1,000 each and may be awarded in three categories:
Cemetery Restoration Grant – Given for a project to restore and/or renovate an Indiana pioneer cemetery.
Resource Development Grant – Given for a project to develop a new Indiana genealogical resource in either a printed or electronic format.

Chapter Resource Grant – Given to an Indiana Genealogical Society Chapter for a project to support the operation of that Chapter.
The grant application deadline is December 31 of each year.  Click on the title of the grant for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS

AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Program

The AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship Program will provide four scholarships that will cover tuition, round-trip standard economy airfare (Ancestry may substitute appropriate ground transportation for awardees who live within 300 miles of the applicable institute), and hotel expenses for one individual each to attend one of the four institutes listed here: Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed); Genealogical research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP); Institute on Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR); Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) . The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants who demonstrate a commitment to genealogy as a profession, a desire for professional development, and the ability to communicate that commitment in writing. Applications are accepted between Nov 21, 2016 and Dec 31, 2016. See complete details and instructions  here.

Texas State Genealogical Society Student Scholarship

A Student Scholarship is awarded each year in the amount of $1000 by TSGS to a student with plans to major in history, government, library science or education. Application should be made by September 15 annually.  Click on the title of the grant for more information.

Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship for IGHR

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition to IGHR and is open to anyone (with the exception of members of the BMH Memorial Fund Committee and current members of the Exeuctive Board of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies). For criteria & requirements, click on the award name, above. Applications are due by October 1, annually.  Click on the title of the grant for more information.

IGHR Jean Thomason Scholarship

The scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition to IGHR, is awarded annually and is open to anyone currently employed at a library. For criteria & requirements, click on the award name, above. Applications are due by December 1, annually.  Click on the title of the grant for more information.

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