The DAR Scholarship offers several scholarships, each with its own requirements. The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship, for example, is a general scholarship based on academic merit with a required grade point average of 3.75. Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is available to students pursuing a major in American History and American Government, with a required grade point average of 3.25.
The scholarships are offered by The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a national non-profit organization established in 1890. The founders were women who wanted to have their voice heard and contribute their efforts toward patriotism, preserving the history of men and women who helped achieve American independence, and education.
DAR scholarships are awarded to 25 students each year, totaling more than $150,000. It is open to all students who qualify, regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. The wide range in fields of study enable more students with high academics and a dedication to their discipline to receive financial assistance for college. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required in order to apply.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,000 - $5,000.
For more details, visit www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm