Chapter Sponsored Scholarships
Hazel Mortimer Hyde Conservation Scholarship - approximately $500*
To provide education resources for graduating seniors within Winnebago County to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a conservation-related field.
Dorothy Cleland Memorial NSDAR Scholarship - approximately $1000*
To provide educational resources for graduating seniors in Winnebago County who are pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree.
Frances Grant Triebel Memorial NSDAR Scholarships - approximately $500*
To provide educational resources for graduating seniors or students who have graduated from high school and have a permanent residence in Winnebago County and will attend or are currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Scholarship co-chairmen are Nancy Bloomstrand and Peggy Mangiaforte
*The exact dollar amount of the scholarships may vary depending on the rate of return on the funds invested in the endowment. The funds are managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.
DAR Good Citizen Awards and Scholarship
One $500 award granted
The goal of the DAR Good Citizens program is to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The Rockford Chapter NSDAR gives DAR Good Citizen awards to the recipients from all participating area high schools at a special program each February.
Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizens pin, certificate, and wallet recognition card. The top winner for those high schools in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties receives $500. The student is then eligible, if he/she wishes, to enter the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest.
DAR Good Citizen co-chairmen are Inis Bloomster and Sarah McNamara.
American History Awards
Each year, chapters in the Illinois DAR sponsor the American History essay contest. The contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.
A different topic is used each year. Each recipient receives a certificate at their school's award ceremony.
The American History chairman for the Rockford Chapter NSDAR is Wendy Hainchek.
Members of the Rockford Chapter attend the awards ceremony at most area high schools to present the American History Award and the DAR Good Citizenship Award.
National DAR Scholarships
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.
Illinois DAR Scholarships
Illinois DAR awards college scholarships. These are limited to students who are United States citizens, graduating seniors from high school, and those who will attend colleges or universities in Illinois (two year junior colleges and four year institutions).
The General Henry Dearborn History Scholarship is for a student interested in pursuing a career in some phase of history.
Additionally, one scholarship is awarded in each of Illinois' seven DAR districts. To determine which chapter is closest to you, click here.
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