Each year, the TSDAR awards scholarships to students showing dedication in diverse areas of study.
Each year, the Tennessee Society DAR awards scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study, including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science, and English.
Ellen Davies Rodgers / Zachariah Davies
Awarded to a full-time student entering his/her freshman year in an accredited U.S. college/university, this scholarship is not limited to a particular curriculum. Applicants are required to submit the following documentation: a 300 to 500-word essay, transcripts, resume, narrative on patriotic endeavors, and three letters of recommendation from a minister, C.A.R. Senior Leader, Scout leader, employer, supervisor, educator, or youth activity leader (not more than one letter from each field).
TSDAR American History Scholarship
The TSDAR American History Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited U.S. college/university granting a degree, and who will have a concentrated study in American history and/or American government. Applicants are required to submit the following documentation: a cover sheet, 200 to 350-word essay, photocopy of U.S. citizenship, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation from 1) an educator and 2) an employer, minister, or youth activity leader.
Graduating seniors who will be attending an accredited U.S. college/university granting a degree are eligible for this scholarship. The college/university may be a nursing school or junior college but not a vocational school. Applicants are required to submit the following documentation: a 150 to 300-word essay, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation from a minister, scout leader, employer, or educator.
Chaffin Hands of Service – Continuing Education Scholarship
The Chaffin Hands of Service Scholarship is awarded to a Tennessee teacher who is working toward an advanced degree in education, a National Board Certification, or is attending a summer institute dedicated to the colonial/American Revolutionary War period (1775-1790) such as Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Institute, Valley Forge, or Mount Vernon. Applicants are required to submit the following documentation: a 300 to 500-word essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation from 1) a community leader and 2) a peer teacher or instructor of the applicant.
Wimberley Military Service Scholarship
Wimberley Military Service Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 granted to an individual that is Active Duty, Honorably Discharged Veteran, Reserve, or Retired Reserve from any branch of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard that wishes to continue their education or receive additional professional training in their field. This may be for a 2- year institution, 4- year institution, graduate school, professional growth training courses, or trade school. The applicant must also be sponsored by a chapter, be a U.S. Citizen, and either be a current resident of Tennessee, be attending a Tennessee school or trade program, or have graduated from a Tennessee High School or College.