Friday, February 23, 2007

NGS PRESS RELEASE: Scholarship for Home Study Course

NOTE: This was just released by the NGS. All inquiries should be addressed to Jeanne Lund, as listed below.

Arlington, VA. 23 February 2007

National Genealogical Society announces Scholarship for Home Study Course

The National Genealogical Society, a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization, will be awarding one scholarship for the NGS American Genealogy: A Home Study Course. The scholarship will cover the cost of all three CDs as well as the grading of assignments and comments provided by experienced genealogists. This represents a value of $475.

All NGS members pursuing a career in genealogy are encouraged to apply. The course is an in-depth learning opportunity aimed at the intermediate to advanced researcher. Applicants should have previous experience with recording genealogical information, using family and published sources, vital records, and writing some citations for birth, death, and marriage information.
Preference for the scholarship will be given to individuals who have demonstrated serious interest in genealogy by attending regional and/or local conferences, undertaking genealogical training, and subscribing to genealogical publications. The application consists of a form for personal information and an essay. The essay provides the opportunity for applicants to describe why they intend to pursue a career in genealogy; the extent of their research experience, past and current genealogical education; and how the Home Study Course will aid in their career development.

Applicants must submit a completed application by 1 May, 2007. The NGS Scholarship Committee will review all applications. Notification of the award will be made by 15 May, 2007 and announced at the NGS Conference in the States and Family History Fair in Richmond, Virginia.

For further information and for application materials go to the NGS website at: or email

The National Genealogical Society was founded in 1903, and is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. The NGS serves its members by providing genealogical skill development through education, information, publications, research assistance, and networking opportunities.

Further information on the NGS Conference in the States & Family History Fair can be found at the NGS website at:

Contact Jeanne Lund (703) 525-0050, ext. 112. (703) 525-0052 (Fax).

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