MGS Student Scholarship Program

The MGS Student Scholarship Program promotes the study of family history among young people, specifically, high school and college students. In this initial offering of the program, we are making “scholarships” available to interested high school and college students to cover their registration costs for the Maryland Genealogical Society's upcoming 2020 Basics Plus Workshop, scheduled for June 6, 2020, at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association. This workshop is still in final planning, but it will feature at least three presentations on using census records for family history research.
 
If you know an eligible young person who would be interested, encourage/help them to apply by email, following the instructions below.
 
Eligibility: The basic eligibility requirement is to be a high school or college student who is interested in first learning or advancing their genealogy skills.
 
Submission requirements: The following information should be provided by each applicant by no later than April 10, 2020 in an email addressed to: scholarships@mdgensoc.org
 
• Name
• Address
• Phone number
• Email address
• Name of your high school or college
• Name of the MGS seminar or workshop that you want to attend
• Briefly (30 words or less) describe the grade level or college year in which you are currently enrolled, what subjects you are taking (for college, include any major you are planning to obtain), and activities in which you are involved.
• Describe your past experience in genealogy in 50 words or less, such as creating a family tree, conducting DNA testing, working with other family members to learn who your ancestors are, where they came from, and what they did, and/or writing
about one or more ancestors, attending genealogy training, etc.
• Describe why you want to improve your skills in conducting genealogical research and documenting your findings (50 words or less). (Make sure you highlight any specific objectives that motivate your desire to improve your genealogical skills.)
 
Award notice: Applicants will be notified via email if they have been awarded a scholarship by no later than May 15, 2020. Besides being able to attend the workshop for free, the awardee will be given a certificate of training and scholarship award at the
workshop and receive MGS News for one year, as well as potential genealogy mentoring support from MGS.
 
Note: All references to “scholarship” refer to free attendance at a specific MGS event.

Any questions can be sent to scholarships@mdgensoc.org