Scholarships for Descendants of the Revolutionary War

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Few scholarships are limited to descendants of Revolutionary War veterans. Although both the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution are national organizations of Revolutionary War descendants that offer a variety of college scholarships, only a few are actually limited to members.

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship

Offered nationally by the DAR, the Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is available only to the sons and daughters of active DAR members, who themselves are lineal descendants of patriots from the American Revolution. This scholarship is valued at $2,000 per year as of the time of publication and is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study; some recipients may also be eligible for support through graduate school. The annual deadline for application is Feb. 15.

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship is available through the DAR. To be eligible, you must be a member of the society, the dependent of a member or must be eligible for membership in the DAR. Valued at $1,000 at the time of publication, this award is not renewable. You must be enrolled at an accredited school of nursing to be eligible. The annual deadline for application is Feb. 15.

Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution CAR Scholarship

The Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution offer scholarship support to members of the Texas Children of the American Revolution through the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution CAR Scholarship. To be a member of the Texas CAR, you must be under age 21 and a lineal descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must write an essay of 450 to 500 words on a topic in Revolutionary War history.

Other Scholarships

The DAR, especially, offers a host of scholarships for students in a broad range of academic pursuits, including history, economics, nursing, and medicine. In addition, it also offers general scholarships for students based both on merit and need. The SAR sponsors scholarships for students under age 19 who have earned the Boy Scouts' Eagle Badge.

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