DAR General and Specific Scholarships

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.


Annual Amount

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

2   $5,000

The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship

3   $4000

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship

1   $1,000

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship

2   $2,500

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship

1   up to $5,000

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

1   $2,000

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship

1   $2,000

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship

1   $2,000

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

2   $3,000

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

2 $1,500

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship
Varies




Additional Selection Criteria

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.

The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship

A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to three students (one of each in the following subjects – Math, Science and English).  Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale used by the educational institution. An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General each year by July 10th or the scholarship is forfeited.  When applying for this scholarship, be sure to note on the application form your choice of study you are applying for. 

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship

The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000 annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship

The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded for up to four years to two well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship

The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount of up to $5,000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Performance material (mp3 file) must be submitted with the application. Click here for mp3 file submission instructions. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

The Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship awarded to a student who is either enrolled in or attends an accredited law school and has a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship

The Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in business administration. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship

The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two students with a minimum 3.0 average for the third level of undergraduate studying in the field of Archives Management with a preference given to applicants specializing in American History.

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a freshman with a major in horticulture.  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.  The scholarship shall cover full or partial tuition and full or partial funding for room and board, books and educational supplies. The actual amount of the scholarship will be determined each year based on the income generated by the principal of the fund.



Application Process

Instructions:

Email the completed application packet to the national vice chair of the specific scholarship for which you are applying. The application packet must be complete and arranged in the order listed below. Most recent transcripts, letters of recommendation and other required documents must be emailed to the national vice chair of the specific scholarship no later than February 15, 2019 Midnight EST in a single email. The application is not to exceed 15 pages. A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship; incomplete applications will be not be considered. Photographs will result in disqualification and should not be included. Scholarships are judged and awarded without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin or disability. NOTE: Application must be typed or computer generated. Scholarship applicants selected as finalists will be contacted to provide a sealed official transcript, which will be sent to NSDAR headquarters.

CHECK LIST:

O Scholarship Application (must be typed or computer generated).

O Statement of 1,000 words or less setting forth his/her career objectives (typed).

O Most recent transcript of high school (must indicate class rank, size, and test scores, if available) or college grades (as applicable). Major must be indicated on most recent transcript where specific major required. Home schooled students include transcripts for grade 9 through current year must be sent with application.

O All scholarships with a minimum grade point average (GPA) are based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution.

O Letters of recommendation (at least two but not to exceed four from high school or college now attending). Letter should cover applicant’s ability, work habits, integrity, character, potential, and volunteer activities.

O List of extra-curricular activities, honors received, and scholastic achievements (one side of 8 1/2'' x 11'' paper).

O Photocopy of United States citizenship: birth certificate, naturalization papers, or information page of U.S. Passport. Cover your photograph if you are submitting a copy of naturalization or passport pages.

O Financial Need Form for the: Caroline E. Holt, Mildred Nutting and Occupational Therapy Scholarships (typed or computer general)

All applications due February 15, at 12 midnight (EST)

Please visit the website below and follow the links to General Scholarship and Specific Scholarships to see the specific requirements for the scholarships you are applying for.

Deadline

February 15, 2019

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships