2020 Scholarship Program

Since 1993, the IGG has awarded over $100,000 in scholarship money through our annual scholarship competition, open to high school seniors throughout the United States. It is our goal to encourage the future of Italian genealogy through this unique opportunity. Funds are raised through direct donations and also through raffles and other fundraisers. For donations of over $500, named scholarships are available (if you’d like to donate any amount, please contact our scholarship chairperson).

Applications for our 2020 scholarship competition are now open and must be postmarked NO later than April 1, 2020.

To apply, a student must meet the following criteria:

1) current high school senior
2) at least 1/4th Italian ancestry
3) student must obtain a recommendation letter from a current IGG member

and the student must submit original family genealogical research and an essay.

Please download the formal application for more detailed requirements:

Download Application Instructions and Grading Rubric

Download Application

Download Pedigree Chart

A committee of IGG members evaluates each application. Winners are notified by May 15, 2020.