DAR Political Science, History, Government and Economics 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

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
Varies $2,000 
Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship

2 $5,000

DAR Centennial Scholarship

2   $2,500

The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
2 $2,000


Additional Selection Criteria

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.  This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter.

The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship

The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $5,000.

DAR Centennial Scholarship

The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States.  This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,500.

The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States.  The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25.


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 for the Political Science, History, Government & Economics 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/history-etc