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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.


  • Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, at 12 midnight (EST).

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.