2021 - 2022

    DAR offers scholarships for:   

    Graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students in varied areas of study.   

    Scholarship applications are accepted: November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST) Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America (USA).  

    Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the USA.   

    Merit Scholarship   

    • Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship:A $5,000 award to two  graduating high school seniors majoring in American Studies,  must a have a minimum 4.0 GPA; renewable up to 4 years.  

    Political Science, History, Government    & Economics Scholarships   

    • Dr. Aura‐Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American  History Scholarship: A $2,000 award to a graduating high school  senior  pursuing  study  in  American  history  or  American  government; renewable up to 4 years.   
    • Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship: A one‐time $1,000  award to 2 college juniors or seniors majoring in political science,  history, government, or economics (not awarded in 2022).  
    • DAR Centennial Scholarship: A one‐time $2,000 award to two  students pursuing post‐graduate studies in historic preservation.  
    • Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship:A one‐time $2,000 award to two graduating high school seniors with a  demonstrated interest or planning to major in history.   

    Medical and Nursing Scholarships   

    • Alice W. Rooke ScholarshipA one‐time $5,000 award to one  medical or osteopathic students (no pre‐med or physician  assistant [PA]). Students may reapply. Preference to females.   
    • Irene and Daisy McGregor Memorial ScholarshipA one‐time  $5,000 award to two medical or osteopathic student (no pre‐ med or PA); renewable up to 4 years. Preference to females.   
    • Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship: A one‐time  $5,000 award to one medical or osteopathic student (no pre‐ med or PA). Students may reapply.   
    • Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship:one‐time preferred amount of $5,000 award to one female  medical or osteopathic student (no pre‐med or PA). Students  may reapply.   
    • Madeline Picket (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship:A one‐ time $2,500 award to two nursing students who are DAR members or descendants.   
    • Caroline E. Holt Nursing ScholarshipA one‐time $2,500 award  to three nursing students who have financial need.   
    • Mildred Nutting Nursing ScholarshipA one‐time $2,000 award  to 2 nursing students with financial need (not awarded in 2022). Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship: A one‐time $2,000 award to two OT, PT, art therapy or music therapy students who have financial need.   

          To apply for DAR’s Scholarships: Visit the online application portal found on the   DAR website at:https://dar.academicworks.com/    

          Specific Area of Study Scholarships  

    • Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship:A $2,000 award to daughter  or son of a DAR member; renewable up to 4 years.   
    • Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship: A one‐time $2,000  award for a student enrolled in law school. Student may reapply.   
    • Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education: A one- time award up to $1,500.00 to two students over 25 years old or older studying to teach (one‐ elementary, one‐secondary education).  Students may reapply.   
    • Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship:A one time award up to $2,000 to a full‐time graduate student majoring in business administration. Student may reapply.   
    • Margaret Howell Hamilton Scholarship: A $1,000 award to a graduating high school senior with disabilities accepted into the  Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center at the University of the Ozarks; renewable up to 4 years.  
    • Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship: A one‐time $3,000 award to two students either a junior undergraduate or graduate level studying library science (not awarded in 2022).  
    • Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship: A one‐time award of up to $5,000.00 to a music student pursuing an education in voice or piano.  A performance piece to be submitted with the application.   
    • Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship: (California residents only):  

           A scholarship for a graduating high school senior majoring in horticulture.  Award amount is determined each year and may cover up to full tuition, room and board, and expenses. 

    • William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship: A one‐ time award to a graduate student majoring in chemistry. The  amount is determined each year.  Students may reapply.   
    • Leo W. and Alberta V. Utz Scholarship (English, Math, Science): A $4,000.00 awrd to three students (one-English, One-math, one-science); renewable up to 4 years (science,

           not awarded in 2022). 

    • America 250! Scholarship:A one‐time $5,000 award to up to four college student sjamoring in American history and have a minimum 3.75 GP A Applicants will also write an essay

          on the founding of our nation or their volunteer achievements for community and country. To be awarded in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026.   

          Additional information available at:www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships   DAR Scholarships: scholarships@nsdar.org   Barbara L. Grant, National Chair

          Visit the online application portal found ont he DAR website at: http://dar.academicworks.com/



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    The American Legion





       NATIONAL AWARDS        

    1STND  PRIZE- $18,000

     2   PRIZE $16,000

    3RD  PRIZE $14,000

    State Champion receives $1,500 upon competing in both the first and second round of National Contest plus  expense paid trip for contestant and one chaperone to the National Finals 




    1ST PRIZE-$1000

    2ND PRIZE-$750

    3RD PRIZE-$500

    4TH PRIZE-250

    5-8TH PRIZE-$100



    Speak an oration which takes not less than eight nor more than ten minutes from

    memory of some phase of the

    U.S. Constitution. In addition, be prepared to

    speak on an assigned topic on a selected Article or

    Amendment of the U.S.

    Constitution for three to five minutes.


    Further information may be obtained by contacting your local American Legion Post or Melissa at nhlegionclerk@legionnh.org

    The American Legion State Headquarters

    at 603-856-8951




    The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice is offering, for the second year, a scholarship competition for graduating New Hampshire high school seniors with an interest in human rights and activism through the arts, called the “Activist Artist Scholarship”. This scholarship encourages applicants to examine the influence of a particular Activist Artist and show how that artist used his/her medium to influence, inform and inspire action on human rights during their lifetime or beyond. Alternatively, applicants can choose to create and submit their own piece of original activist art.  

    The scholarship competition is open to all New Hampshire residents who will graduate high school in Spring 2022 and intend to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college program in the Fall of 2022. The scholarship winner will receive $5,000, while up to two runners-up will each receive $2,500 – to be paid directly to their intended college or university.


    Monday October 4th, 2021:  Activist Artist Scholarship Application Opens  

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2022: Deadline for Scholarship Submissions 

    Early March 2022: Activist Artist Scholarship Winner(s) Announced

    Eligibility Requirements: Scholarship eligibility will be limited to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Hampshire that intend to enter a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree program in the Fall of 2022.

    Award: The Activist Artist Scholarship winner will receive a $5,000 award payable to his/her intended college or university.  Up to two runner-up awards will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each, payable to the intended college or university.

    Please apply for the Activist Artist Scholarship here: https://www.lantosfoundation.org/activist-artist-scholarship. And please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Lantos Foundation with any questions you may have about any aspect of the scholarship program.   Jill Hadaway jillh@lantosfoundation.org



    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 2
    Award Deadline: December 15th, 2021

    The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.
    The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

    A) Categories

    1) Senior
    High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Award until 2007.)
    2) Junior
    Middle school students in grades 6–8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This category was established in 2007.)
    B) General Guidelines for the Awards

    1) Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply.
    2) NGS membership is not required.
    3) Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award.
    1) Must be in English
    2) Must be original unpublished work
    3) Become property of NGS and will not be returned
    4) Are not eligible for later resubmission
    5) Will not be returned if incomplete

    For additional information PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: December 30, 2021

    The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship awards to those who have done so over the previous 12 months.
    A) Be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30th, 2021
    B) A student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year.
    C) A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. (Note that we will only contact the organization(s) in the event that you are chosen as the scholarship award winner.)
    D) A student must be a resident of Canada or the United States and must attend a school in Canada or the United States.

    For additional information and application process PLEASE CLICK HERE!!


    Scholarship Value: $100,000
    Awards Available: 30
    Award Deadline: December 31st, 2021
    (Deadline Estimated)

    Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation's network of founders, investors, and scientists.
    What is the Fellowship?
    The Thiel Fellowship is a two-year, $100,000 grant for young people who want to build new things instead of sit in a classroom.
    How does the grant work?
    Fellows receive $100,000, spread out over two years. We do not take equity in your company.
    How many Fellows do you select?
    Between 20 and 30 each year.
    Is there an application deadline?
    No - we accept rolling applications and review them as they come in. If you're working on something cool, apply now.

    For further information and application requirements PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $1,000
    Awards Available: 2
    Award Deadline: December 31, 2021

    American Graphics Institute offers multiple scholarships to encourage the use of design and creative thinking across various disciplines and fields. Several scholarships are available each year for students enrolled in any accredited post-secondary degree-granting program in the United States, including undergraduate and post-graduate programs. There are also separate scholarships available for students attending American Graphics Institute programs as well.
    Scholarships are awarded twice annually, in January and again in August of each year.

    The American Graphic Institute Design Thinking scholarship is offered to both part-time and full-time students enrolled in degree programs at any accredited college or university in the United States. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded twice annually, in January and August of each year. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage design thinking across various disciplines. Deadlines for scholarship submissions are July 31 and December 31. The scholarships are offered annually and on a rolling basis. Submissions are considered for the next available scholarship.
    To apply for the Design Thinking scholarship submit an essay of between 500 and 1500 words describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice. The title of the essay must reflect how design thinking or design tools impacts either you or your career choice.
    All scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements along with all other scholarship rules, including:
    A) Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four year college or university located in the United States for the Design Thinking Scholarship. This can be any accredited college or university, and it is not limited to students of American Graphics Institute.
    B) One scholarship application per person may be submitted during each scholarship period.
    C) The scholarship winner must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
    D) A completed scholarship application form must be submitted.
    E) Scholarship winners are decided exclusively by the scholarship committee at American Graphics Institute. Scholarship winners are contacted two weeks following the submission deadline, in mid-January and mid-September of each year.

    Additional information PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $20,000.00

    Awards Available: 1

    Award Deadline: January 12th, 2022

    In an effort to continue to lift up those in need, The Terry Crews "Creative Courage" Scholarship is designed to create more opportunities for struggling artists chasing their dreams.  One artist will receive $20,000.00 to use toward their artistic development and education.  CLICK HERE for additional information and application process. 


    Scholarship Value: $1,000.00

    Awards Available: 20

    Award Deadline: January 14th, 2022

    Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senage Foundation grants $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at acredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient's choice.

    Eligibility:  Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program.  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.  For additional information CLICK HERE!!!



    Scholarship Value: $100.00 TO $10,000.00
    Awards Available:15
    Award Deadline: JANUARY 14TH, 2022

    In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

    The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

    All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

    The contest deadline is January 14, 2022.

    Contest Topic

    Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

    Contest Policies

    All entries must must include a completed registration form and be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on January 14, 2022 to be eligible for judging.  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, or incomplete submissions.

    Decisions of the Profile in Courage Award Committee are final. Winners will be notified by email and via telephone by April 30. All participants will receive a letter notifying them of the winners along with a Certificate of Participation by the end of May.

    By entering, you agree that your essay will become the property of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and will not be returned. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation reserves the right to print and display the essays and photographs of the contest winners.

    Contact the Contest Coordinator

    Important Note: Before contacting the Profile in Courage Essay Contest Coordinator, please be sure to read over the FAQ section of this web site.

    Email: profiles@nara.gov

    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is generously supported by:

    John Hancock


    Scholarship Value: $5,000.00

    Awards Available: 39

    Award Deadline: January 15th, 2022

    The Board of Trustees is please to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2022 who are planning careers in government service.  Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at Washington Crossing.  Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work future years.

    Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.  This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluation the student's achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Officiall Rules. 

    For additional information and application process CLICK HERE!!


    Scholarship Value: $5,000
    Awards Available: 40
    Award Deadline: March 1, 2022

    Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!
    What are the Scholarship eligibility criteria?
    A) Minimum age of 18 years old.
    B) U.S. Citizenship.
    C) Demonstrate passion for the automotive hobby and career.
    D) Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States.
    E) Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive. All disciplines welcome.
    What are the application requirements?
    A) Demonstrate passion for the automotive industry in your answers to select questions.
    B) Upload unofficial transcript or technical training progress report.
    C) Request an online recommendation from your teacher, employer or mentor.

    For additional information PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $2,500
    Awards Available: 2
    Award Deadline: April 1st, 2022

    We value the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our staff, and the diversity of our team is a big part of what makes Avomeen's company culture so fantastic. Nearly half of our staff identify as minorities, and 43% of the leaders within our organization are minorities.  Two scholarships are available, one $2,500 scholarship for women pursuing undergrad STEM education and another $2,500 scholarship for minorities pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM at a US-based college or university. 

    Scholarship applications will be judged on two factors: 

    The written statement

    Eligibility requirements, which include pursuing an undergraduate education at a US-based college or university for both scholarships. For the Women in STEM scholarship, the applicant must identify as a woman, and for the Minorities in STEM scholarship, the applicant must identify as a minority.

    For more detailed information and application process PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $3,000
    Awards Available: 42
    Award Deadline: April 15th, 2022

    Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, dairy youth organizations, at dairy competitions and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate and inspire them. Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $40,000 every year.

    All National Dairy Shrine scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges or universities in the United States and majoring in dairy or other agricultural related fields.

    There are numerous National Dairy Shrine Scholarships and Awards available. For additional information PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: April 30th, 2022

    1. To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship you must be either:

    A) A Current Senior in High School or

    B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University

    2. Be a legal resident of the United States

    3. Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2022

    4. Submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline.  For additional information and application process PLEASE CLICK HERE!!! 


    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: May 1st, 2022

    The LM Scholarship Program provides a $500 scholarship to a deserving student who is:

    1. Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September.

    2. A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.

    3. A student must be a United States resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US.

    For additional information and application PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: May 1st, 2022

    To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must:
    1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2022.
    2) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the May 1st, 2022 deadline.
    3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
    4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.
    The scholarship winner will be announced roughly 6 weeks after the deadline and will be posted on this website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline. No late applications will be reviewed.

    For additional information and application process PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!


    Scholarship Value: $500
    Awards Available: 1
    Award Deadline: May 2nd, 2022

    To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must:

    1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2022.

    2) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2022.

    3) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

    4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.

    5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2022.

    6) Submit answers to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

    *Note that you can be enrolled in any field of study.  For additional information and application PLEASE CLICK HERE!!!