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General Scholarship Information

Application Requirements

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 chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. 

To apply, click below to download the necessary application forms:

Email completed DAR Scholarship Committee application forms to the email address listed under each scholarship.


  • All applications must be emailed by February 10. American Indian Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 15.
  • This email address is only correct during the 2016-2019 DAR Administration.
  • This application form is not to be used for the American Indian Scholarships and DAR Good Citizen Scholarships - those applications are sent to different addresses for processing.

Only applications completed correctly and submitted in one email will be considered. No records are returned. Do not submit a personal photo. If your records feature a photo, it must be fully covered. Only winners are notified by the National DAR Scholarship Chairman following the approval of a ruling by the Executive Committee of NSDAR.

Consecutive-year renewals do not require additional Executive Committee rulings, but do require that an official transcript be sent from the school to the Office of the Reporter General, NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington DC 20006-5303 by July 1st of each year. Students are only eligible for one scholarship from the National Society.

Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to the National Society. Awards are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study and financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified. All applications must be received on or before the deadline indicated for each specific scholarship.

Note: The DAR Scholarship Committee does not process DAR Good Citizens, American Indian, DAR School or state scholarships.

General Scholarships

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

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 graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.

Email completed scholarship application form to: