SLIG Scholarship Opportunities

Planning to attend the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) or the new SLIG Academy for Professionals? There are several scholarship opportunities available for our institute students.

UGA Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship

Deadline June 8, 2019

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 July 6th and their course of choice pre-reserved. Full details here.

SLIG Scholarship for First-Time Institute Attendees

Deadline June 8, 2019

This scholarship was created in 2016 to provide entrance opportunities for students who have not yet attended an institute. More details and submission requirements may be found here.

ASG Scholar Award, American Society of Genealogists

Deadline August 31, 2019

This award provides "financial assistance for a developing scholar to attend one of five academic programs in American genealogy." To find out more, visit their website.

NextGen Genealogy Scholarship, NextGen Genealogy Network

Deadline March 15, 2019

This new award announced in January 2019 provides a $500 scholarship to genealogical education or an event for "genealogists and family historians who are interested in improving their research skills." To find out more, visit their website.

AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship

CLOSED for SLIG 2020; will reopen Fall 2019 for SLIG 2021

Established to "foster and support professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts."  Four winners are selected annually, one for each of the four major institutes.  The scholarship covers tuition and specific travel expenses.

Unfortunately, the deadline is just before we announce the next year's curriculum. For that reason, we offer the opportunity to have open dialogue with the director to help applicants rank their institute preferences. You can learn more about the AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship on their website.