The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen scholarship is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.
Open to all senior class students. United States citizenship is not required.
Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality.
Service: cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others.
Leadership: personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility.
Patriotism: unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation to an outstanding degree.
The DAR Scholarship consists of two parts. Part one consists of the student describing how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. This part may be completed at home and submitted with a grade transcript and two letters of recommendation. Part two is a timed essay to be administered under the supervision of a faculty member. It must be completed at one sitting, within a two-hour time limit and without assistance or reference material.
Each state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250 and a special state DAR Good Citizen pin and certificate.
Each of the eight national division winners will receive a cash award in the amount of $500 and two national winners will be awarded $5,000 and will be invited to Washington D.C.
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