Our Opportunities

Welcome to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship Opportunities Homepage. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a DAR member may be used as a reference or may assist you with your application.

You will be presented with the general application after logging in. The application process is open from August 1st until February 15th at 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time) of each calendar year. Please note: You can save your application by clicking “Save and keep Editing” at the bottom of the application page. Once you have completed your application you can click “Finish and Continue” at the bottom of the page.

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities offered from the DAR at this time. Each scholarship opportunity has its own individual criteria and guidelines along with a required cumulative GPA. The scholarships range from General (No specific major), Nursing, English, Science, Math, Law, Music, History, Horticulture, American Indians (You must be able to prove Indian heritage), and Business Administration.

As you prepare to begin your online scholarship application offered by the DAR, please have the following documents and information ready to enter and/or upload into our system. All submitted information should be typed or computer generated.

  • A personal statement of 1,000 words or less setting for the your career objectives.
  • A recent copy of your high school transcript (must indicate class rank, size, and test scores if available) or college grades (as applicable). Major must be indicated on you most recent transcript where a specific major is required. Home schooled students must include transcripts for grade nine through current year. If selected as a scholarship recipient and official sealed copy mailed to DAR will be required.
  • Information required by specific scholarships such as financial need information or a letter of acceptance into a special program or a transcript stating you are in a special program like nursing or medicine.
  • Proof of United States citizenship; please photocopy one of the following documents: a birth certificate, naturalization papers, or the information page of your United States Passport. Cover all photographs. If listed, please blackout social security numbers.
  • A listing of you extra-curricular activities, honors received, and scholastic achievements. The information to be uploaded should not exceed one side of a 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of paper.
  • A statement of 100 words or less why you would be a worthy candidate to receive a DAR Scholarship.

You will also be asked to provide contact information for letters of recommendation, for at least two but not to exceed four individuals from you high school or college now attending. Letters should convey your ability, work habits, integrity, character, potential, and volunteer activities.

If you are awarded a DAR scholarship you will receive an email from the National DAR Scholarship Chairman at the email address you provided in your application by May 15th of the year your application was submitted. Only applicants selected to receive a DAR Scholarship will be notified. You can also check the status of your application by logging into the system at any time.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$5,000.00 Alice W. Rooke
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...
A $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student who has been accepted into...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$4,000.00 American Indians
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the...
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law
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...
The Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship is a one-time preferred...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Caroline E. Holt Nursing
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...
A one-time $2,500 award is given to three students who are in financial...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 DAR Centennial
The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at...
The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger  American History
The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an...
The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical
A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school,...
A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student either...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY Teacher Education
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...
Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Enid Hall Griswold Memorial
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university...
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$3,500.00 Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian
This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2- or 4- year college or...
This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial
The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into...
The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Leslie Andree Hanna Medical
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...
A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Lillian and Arthur Dunn
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...
The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing
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...
The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship, in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Margaret Howard Hamilton
The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones...
The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA
The Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school...
The Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship is a one-time...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$3,000.00 Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd
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...
A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two students with a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Mildred Nutting Nursing
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...
A one-time $2,000 scholarship for two students who are in financial need...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Nellie Love Butcher Music
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...
The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Occupational/Physical Therapy
The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students  who are in financial need and have been...
The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$5,000.00 Richard and Elizabeth Dean
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...
The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$4,000.00 The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas ENGLISH Utz
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to a student majoring in the subject of English. Renewal is conditional...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$4,000.00 The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas MATH Utz
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to a student who is majoring in Math. Renewal is conditional upon...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$4,000.00 The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas SCIENCE Utz
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to a student who is majoring in Science. Renewal is conditional upon...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History
A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to...
A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture
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...
The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is for graduating...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry
The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school...
The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020