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Promotion of Education



American History Committee
 

The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring historically significant people, places, dates, and events. Local chapters conduct the American History Essay Contest in public, private, and parochial schools, and in sanctioned home-study programs. Students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are eligible to participate. Each year a different topic is chosen for students to write about. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. A title page listing required information and a bibliography are also taken into consideration during the judging process.

Local chapters may send one winning essay from each of the four grades to the state chairman for judging on the state level. State chairmen send one winning essay from each grade to the national vice chairman of their division. National vice chairmen send the four winning essays from their divisions to the National Vice Chairman in Charge of the Essay Contest for final judging and selection of the four national NSDAR winners.

American History Essay Contest: Each participant should be presented a Certificate of Participation. Chapter winners should receive a Chapter Winner Certificate and a bronze medal. State winners should receive the State Winner Certificate and a silver medal. A Division Winner Certificate and book are presented to each division winner. The four national winners receive certificates, gold medals, and monetary awards.

 

American Indians Committee
 

This committee, established as a national committee in 1941, is authorized to provide financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth.

Bacone College was selected by the National Society as a college to receive support. Native American students from all over the United States attend this college which includes a nursing school. Bacone has a thrift shop, which provides the needy an opportunity to purchase serviceable clothing at low prices and is a good source of income for the college.

Chemawa Indian School serves students in grades 9-12 from many states and is the oldest boarding school in the continuous operation for native Americans in the United States.

American Indian Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to native American students of any age, from any tribe in any state, who are in financial need, and have a grade point average of at least 2.75. These awards are available for vocational training or college/university undergraduate or graduate level. Deadlines for receiving scholarship applications are August 1 and December 1.

 

Good Citizens Committee

The aim of the DAR Good Citizens Committee is to recognize and reward senior high school students who possess the qualities of good citizenship. The DAR Good Citizens program is open to Senior class students enrolled in accredited private or public secondary schools that are in good standing with the Michigan Board of Education.

The recommended procedure is for the faculty to select by vote three Seniors who best demonstrate the qualities of a good citizen, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, in their home, school, and community. From these three, the Senior Class will select, by vote, the one Senior student to be the school's "DAR Good Citizen".

This Good Citizen will be given the required data to be completed and the student's entry will be sent to the chapter chairman who will then send it on for further competition. The state DAR Good Citizen is selected from 10 Finalists, using rules established by the NSDAR. The State winner is presented at the Michigan Spring Awards Day in April. The winning entry is then forwarded to the proper division national vice chairman. From the nine division winners the national winner is selected. The NSDAR recommends that selection be on a merit basis, which includes the completed questionnaire, essay, scholastic record, and letter of recommendation.


DAR Good Citizens Award - a pin, a certificate, and a wallet recognition card are presented to each school winner. Each state winner receives a State Winner Pin and a National Honorable Mention Certificate. The state winner also receives a generous monetary award from DAR of Michigan and from NSDAR and a copy of the Constitution of the United States. The National DAR Good Citizen will receive a scholarship to be sent to the school of the winner's choice. The winner will also be presented to the Continental Congress in April and is given a commemorative bowl engraved "National DAR Good Citizen 20__".
 

 

DAR Scholarship Committee
 

The purpose of this committee, established in 1923, is to provide ways and means to aid worthy students to attain higher education.

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship - awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (pre-med. does not qualify) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities with annual transcript review required for renewal. Applications must be received by the national chairman by April 15. Awards are made in June.

American History Scholarship - awarded to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in American History, for up to four years with annual transcript review required for renewal. Second place awards for up to four years may be given as monies are available. U.S. citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. American History Scholarship applications are first judged at the state level and must be received by the state chairman by February 1. Only state winners are eligible for judging on the divisional level. Division level first and second place winners are judged on the national level.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship - awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15 or August 15. Awards made in early May and November.

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship - awarded to students entering their junior or senior year of college who are majoring in either political science, history, government, or economics. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15. Awards are made in early May.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship - awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study in Psychiatric Nursing (graduate level) at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities, for up to four years with annual transcript review required for renewal. Applications must be received by the national chairman by April 15. Awards are made in June.

J.E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship - awarded to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the subject of historic preservation. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15. Awards made in early May.

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship - awarded to graduating high school seniors whose mothers are current members of NSDAR (no other relationship qualifies) for up to four years with annual transcript review required for renewal. Outstanding students may apply for an additional four years as needed for continuing education. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15. Awards are made in May.

Madeline Picket (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship - awarded to students currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing for undergraduate study who are DAR members, eligible for membership, or related to a member of NSDAR, C.A.R., SAR, or SR. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15 or August 15. Awards are made in early May and November.

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship - awarded for up to four years, with annual transcript review required for renewal, to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Jones Learning Center, University of the Ozarks. Applications must be requested directly from the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. Awards are made in June.

Occupational Therapy Scholarship - awarded to students currently enrolled in an accredited school of occupational therapy (includes art and music therapy) or physical therapy. Applications must be received by the national chairman by February 15 or August 15. Awards made in early May and November

 
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