Scholarships

The National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA) annually presents the Richard S. Lackey Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 to an experienced researcher holding either a paid or volunteer position in the genealogical community.

The scholarship covers full tuition for the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, ticket to the alumni dinner; and partial travel, hotel, and meal costs.

A list of Lackey Scholarship winners


The American Society of Genealogists offers an annual Scholar Award, based on a manuscript or published paper of at least 5,000 words. The award carries a $1,000 grant, applicable towards tuition and expenses at one of five major academic genealogical programs in the United States. Awardees may choose to attend the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records.

The 2015 award has already been announced. For the next submission deadline, see the society’s website.

A list of ASG Scholars who attended the institute