Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SLIG Scholarship Opportunity: AncestryProGenealogists

Start planning for 2023! 

AncestryProGenealogists has just announced the deadline for next year's institute scholarships. 

What is covered: The award covers travel, hotel, and tuition expenses up to a total of $2,000 to attend a course at one of five major institutes – SLIG, IGHR, Gen-Fed, GRIP, and MAAGI – held between summer 2022 and winter 2023.

The scholarship may be used to attend SLIG Virtual (fall 2022), SLIG 2023, or the SLIG Academy for Professionals 2023. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2021 and are due no later than November 30, 2021. 

Which Course: So how do you apply for this scholarship in November with SLIG in mind when the courses for that program year won't even be announced until January? Consider the following patterns of the past, commitments to the future:
  • Methodology. SLIG traditionally offers two or more methodology courses, including Advanced Genealogical Methods with Paul Graham, and others selected each year with a focus on critical thinking, research processes, or problem solving. 
  • DNA. SLIG's DNA Dreamer series helps researchers meet standards using DNA evidence, and our Getting Started course provides a foundation for those new to genetic genealogy. We are committed to fostering skilled use of this unique record source.
  • Records and Resources: While SLIG always offers a variety of courses on record types and resources, two of these – land and law – are usually offered in a pattern: Land, Maps, Platting; Law, Advanced, Application (new, pushed to 2023).
  • Writing and Publishing: A staple in both SLIG and the SLIG Academy. Although the courses vary from year to year, our 2022 course list reveals which writing courses were pushed forward to 2023 because of the pandemic. 
  • And more: Credentialing is now a regular offering (courses vary) at SLIG or the Academy. And each fall, Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum with Angela Packer McGhie challenges students with five unique case studies and Karen Stanbary's new Proving Your Pedigree with DNA course builds standards-based skills at an intermediate level. 

Additional Reasons to Attend SLIG: Naturally, SLIG and the SLIG Academy, held at the Hilton in Salt Lake City each year, also provide the opportunity to research at the nearby Family History Library and attend special networking and other events hosted by SLIG and its sponsors. 

We hope this helps you with your application for this amazing scholarship and wish you success!

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