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The application program will be available again in August 2024. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2024-25 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

Ancestry’s HistoryMakers Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Ancestry.com Operations Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled full-time from Fall 2023 semester thru Spring 2024 semester at specific universities.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Ancestry’s HistoryMakers Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a current college undergraduate or graduate student
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at one of the following universities from Fall 2023 semester thru Spring 2024 semester:
    • Bowie State University
    • Florida International University
    • Tennessee State University
    • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent
  • Self-identify as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Computer Science; Data Science; Machine Learning; Mathematics; Statistics; Life Sciences; Marketing; Finance; Business, Economics; Business Management; Cybersecurity or User Experience.

Ancestry employees and their immediate family members (spouses, children, and grandchildren) are ineligible.

 

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to eight (8) awards will be granted.

Provided there are qualified applicants, 2 recipients will be selected from each school. If each school does not receive enough qualified applications to grant 2 awards, those awards may be granted to qualified applicants at another of the eligible schools.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Recipients may be offered internships during pursuit of their degree and/or career opportunities with Ancestry.com Operations Inc.  upon graduation.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in December.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Ancestry.com Operations Inc. Payment is made in late-December.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Essay

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Ancestry.com Operations Inc. play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Ancestry.com Operations Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.