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DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics

DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics
DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics are open to both undergraduate and graduate students pursing degrees in the areas of political science, history, government and economics.

Four different scholarships are available.
Eligible students must apply for each scholarship separately. They include:


  1. The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship - 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.
  2. The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship - awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who are pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics.
  3. The DAR Centennial Scholarship - 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.
  4. The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship - awarded to two graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated advanced 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.

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 and be full-time students attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. Some scholarships are renewable; students must maintain the required minimum in order to apply.

All scholarships are offered through the Daughters of the American Revolution, a membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence. The non-profit group was founded in 1890 and works to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

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/national-society/scholarships/history-etc