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 November 1st until January 31st at 11:59 pm (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 by the DAR Scholarship and American Indians Committees. Each scholarship opportunity has its own individual criteria and may require specific documents to be uploaded into your application. The scholarships opportunities range from nursing, medicine, occupational or physical therapy, law, business administration, English, science, math, chemistry, music (voice and piano), history, government, American Studies, horticulture, and elementary and secondary education. Two scholarships are specifically for American Indian students (you must be able to prove tribal membership) and twenty-six of the scholarships opportunities are for graduating high school students, college undergraduate students, or graduate students.

As you prepare to begin your online scholarship application offered by 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. Please note, once a document is uploaded into your application, it cannot be deleted or changed.

  • A personal statement of 1,000 words or less setting forth the your career objectives.
  • A recent copy of your high school transcript (must indicate class rank, size) and/or college and graduate school transcripts, as applicable. Your major must be indicated on your 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 copy mailed/emailed to DAR will be required. ,
  • Information required by specific scholarships such as financial need information, a letter of acceptance into a special program or a transcript stating you are in a special program like nursing or medicine, proof of tribal membership if an American Indian, or special test scores if in a graduate program (such as GRE, MCAT, LCAT).
  • 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 ONE-PAGE resume or listing of your 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.

You will also be asked to provide contact information for at least two people, but not more than four who can serve as a reference for you. Please note, a relative may not serve as a reference.
*These individuals may include but are not limited to the following: a teacher, counselor, instructor, professor, coach, mentor, spiritual leader, administrator, co-worker, or supervisor.
*References should be able to convey your ability, work habits, integrity, character, potential, and volunteer activities.
*Your references will receive an email request from Academic Works to complete a four-question, online reference form on your behalf.
*Please note, pre-written letters of recommendation are not accepted and cannot be uploaded into your application.

Do not wait until the minute to complete your application. All information must be submitted by the January 31st deadline by 11:59 p.m. No exceptions.

All applicants will receive an email notification generated from DAR Academic Works by the second week of May of the year their application was submitted whether selected as a scholarship recipient or not. The notification of congratulations or regrets will be emailed to the student’s email address of record that was submitted in their scholarship application profile.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Alice W. Rooke
A one-time only $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student enrolled or accepted into an accredited medical or osteopathic school, college, or...
A one-time only $5,000 scholarship awarded to one student enrolled or...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies American Indians
A one-time $4,000 scholarship is awarded to Native Americans college and technical students of any age, any tribe and in any state who have...
A one-time $4,000 scholarship is awarded to Native Americans college and...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Secondary Teacher Education
Six one-time (three for secondary level and three for elementary level), preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25)...
Six one-time (three for secondary level and three for elementary level),...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Enid Hall Griswold Memorial
A one-time scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or...
A one-time scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to two...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial
A $5,000 awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study...
A $5,000 awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Leslie Andree Hanna Medical
A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is attending medical or osteopathic school. The selection process is based...
A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing
A one-time awards of $2,500, is awarded to two students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be a DAR...
A one-time awards of $2,500, is awarded to two students who are accepted...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA
A one-time preferred amount up to $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full-time in an accredited college or university and...
A one-time preferred amount up to $2,000 scholarship for a student...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd
A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two students with a minimum 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA scale used by...
A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two students with a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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 accepted...
The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000,...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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. Selection is based on...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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. Selection is based on academic...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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. Selection is based on academic...
A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History
A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advanced interest in history and are planning to...
A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two graduating high school...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies 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...
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  • Award: Varies