D.C. Daughters of the American Revolution (D.C. DAR) Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2024
Thu, 15 February, 2024 12:00am

The District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution (D.C. DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. This award is a tuition fellowship for Master's students in American Studies, History or Museum Studies with a focus in historic preservation or American Fine/Decorative Arts in the years 1607-1830.

Academic year tuition awards are up to $3,500 for part-time and up to $7,000 for full-time and are stackable. Semester only awards will also be considered.

Recipients will be invited to attend DC D.A.R. events.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be enrolled for at least six credits a semester (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025)
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
  • Must be a prospective or current GW student studying in one of the following programs:
    • MA – American Studies (preference with a focus in historic preservation or in the years 1607-1830)
    • MA – History (preference with a focus in historic preservation or in the years 1607-1830)
    • MA – Museum Studies (with a focus on American Fine/Decorative Arts)


Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Official or photocopy of undergraduate transcripts 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages, 1.5 spaced, 12 point font) 
    • Should reflect your interest in the American colonial period. Your statement should also indicate your short term goals following your graduation and your eventual long term goals.
  • Resume
    • Should list on one page any honors/fellowships received, scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities that pertain to their graduate study and any other significant academic accomplishments.
  • Letters of Reference
    • Should provide at least two and no more than four letters of support from professors. The letters may address the applicant's scholarship, integrity, character, potential and volunteer service.

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