Scholarships

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.

Students


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.


TSDAR
Scholarship

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. 

Teachers


Chaffin Hands of Service – Continuing Education Scholarship

The Chaffin Hands of Service Sholarship 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.

Apply online for NSDAR scholarships.

The National Society DAR also awards scholarships to deserving students studying in various fields. All scholarship applicants must be sponsored by a Tennessee Society DAR Chapter. NSDAR scholarships are awarded and judged without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, or disability.