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Scholarships and Contests


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution offers several scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students in varied areas of study. Applicants are not required to be members of the NSDAR.

Learn more about nationally awarded scholarships.


To encourage the promotion of historic preservation, education, and patriotism, the DAR established a variety of contests and awards. These awards are presented to recognize and encourage the efforts of deserving individuals who have unselfishly contributed their time and talents in service to their local communities. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, service, patriotism, or dedication to educational pursuits.

Our chapters can best serve the local community with award entries. Most contests and awards advance to the state level. ​Many state-level contests and awards advance to the national level.

Learn more about state contests and awards.


Please contact our chapter for information about any of these programs:

  • The American History Essay Contest, a Constitution Week poster contest, the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, the Junior American Citizens contest for preschoolers through high school seniors and a Literacy Champion Award certificate.
  • The Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR, participates in the annual American History Essay Contest and the Patriots of the American Revolution DAR High School Essay Contest. For more information, please contact our chapter regent.
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