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Specific Scholarships

The following scholarships have specific requirements for eligibility. A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship in this group. Please read carefully:

The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship

A scholarship in the amount of $4000 each year for four consecutive years to three students (one of each in the following subjects – Math, Science and English).  Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale used by the educational institution. An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General each year by July 10th or the scholarship is forfeited.  When applying for this scholarship, be sure to note on the application form your choice of study you are applying for. 

Email completed ENGLISH scholarship application form to: UtzEnglishScholarship@NSDAR.org

Email completed SCIENCE scholarship application form to: UtzScienceScholarship@NSDAR.org

Email completed MATH scholarship application form to: UtzMathScholarship@NSDAR.org

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship

The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000 annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

Email completed scholarship application form to: MHHamiltonScholarship@NSDAR.org

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship

The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded for up to four years to two well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.

Email completed scholarship application form to: LillianArthurDunnScholarship@NSDAR.org

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship

The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship as a one-time preferred amount of up to $5,000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. A performance CD (compact disc) must be submitted with the application. Click here for CD submission instructions. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

Email completed scholarship application form to: NLButcherMusicScholarship@NSDAR.org

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

The Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship awarded to a student who is either enrolled in or attends an accredited law school and has a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Email completed scholarship application form to: ALBeneventiLawScholarship@NSDAR.org

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship

The Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in business administration. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Email completed scholarship application form to: MELBeneventiMBAScholarship@NSDAR.org

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship

The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Email completed scholarship application form to: WRFindleyChemistryScholarship@NSDAR.org

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two students with a minimum 3.0 average for the third level of undergraduate studying in the field of Archives Management with a preference given to applicants specializing in American History.

Email completed scholarship application form to: MichaelMaryCloydScholarship@NSDAR.org

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements

Email completed ELEMENTARY scholarship application form to: BorgensElementaryScholarship@NSDAR.org

Email completed SECONDARY scholarship application form to: BorgensSecondaryEducationScholarship@NSDAR.org

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship

The Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who will be entering an accredited college or university located in the United States as a freshman with a major in horticulture.  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the state of California.  The scholarship shall cover full or partial tuition and full or partial funding for room and board, books and educational supplies. The actual amount of the scholarship will be determined each year based on the income generated by the principal of the fund.

Email completed scholarship application form to: SwadleyHorticultureScholarship@NSDAR.org