DAR Medical and Nursing 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

Nursing Scholarships

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

3 $2,500

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

2 $2,000

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

2 $2,000

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

2 $2,500

District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship
2 $2,500

Medical Scholarships

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

1 — $5,000

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
2 Varies 
Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

1 — $5,000

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

1 $5,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Nursing Scholarships

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or is currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a nursing program must be included with the application. 

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 scholarship for two students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students  who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is awarded to two students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendant of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the Application.

District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 award given annually to two students in financial need who are residents in the District of Columbia who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a Nursing program at the University of the District of Columbia.  A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the institution is required. This scholarship is strictly administered by the University of the District of Columbia.

Medical Scholarships

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship

A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified."

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending receipt of proof of continued enrollment (no pre–med, veterinarian, or physician assistant), and after the first semester, an annual transcript review indicating a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award.


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 Medical & Nursing 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