Awards and Scholarships

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR), and the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, sponsor many awards and scholarships.

Junior American Citizens

Junior American Citizens (JAC) is a program which offers several different awards to recognize students in preschool through 12th grade who demonstrate "good citizenship through service to God, Home and Country, respect for the Flag of the United States of America, respect the history and government of the United States of America, and respect of ones self." The JAC contests are open to all students in public, private, parochial, and sanctioned in-home study programs, including those students who may be physically or mentally challenged or in Gifted/Talented programs. This contest is conducted without regard to gender, race, color, religion, or national origin. For complete contest guidelines, contact the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR

JROTC Bronze Medal

Each year the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, awards the Bronze JROTC Medal to a junior or senior student in a secondary school JROTC program or a Junior College graduating senior (one medal per unit). Medals are worn according to JROTC protocol. For information on this award, please contact National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, for details. 

 
DAR Good Citizen Award

The DAR Good Citizen Award recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities. The award program is open to all high school seniors enrolled in public or private schools accredited by their state board of education. Each school may honor only one senior class student per year as its DAR Good Citizen. Each school's DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate, and wallet recognition card. This student is then eligible, if he/she wishes, to enter the DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest. If you work with high school seniors in the local area and would like more information on the DAR Good Citizen award, please contact the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, for details. 

Youth Citizenship Medal

The DAR Youth Citizenship Medal (formerly the Good Citizenship Medal) is for a boy or girl in grades 5-11 (one medal per grade per school). The medal may also be awarded to youth service and patriotic organizations whose membership fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. This includes groups such as scouts, police cadets, and other community service organizations. Contact National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, for award details. 

NSDAR and PSSDAR Scholarships

The NSDAR and PSSDAR sponsor various scholarships for high school and college students each year.

The PSSDAR offers three scholarship opportunities for high school seniors. These are open to any qualifying student as long as they meet the required course of study. Affiliation with the DAR is not required to earn these scholarships. Please contact the committee chair to learn more about these Pennsylvania Scholarships. 

Pennsylvania State Society DAR Student Scholarship 

This scholarship is available to any high school senior residing in Pennsylvania who is graduating from a secondary school that is registered, accredited, approved, or licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The applicant must provide a copy of their acceptance into an accredited program at a college/university. Eligibility for this scholarship is not limited to a specific field or area of study.

Louise V. Nelson Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any high school senior residing in Pennsylvania who is graduating from a secondary school that is registered, accredited, approved, or licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The applicant must provide a copy of their acceptance into an accredited nursing program at a hospital or college/university.

Mary Reider American History Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any high school senior residing in Pennsylvania who is graduating from a secondary school that is registered, accredited, approved, or licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The applicant must provide a copy of their acceptance into a course of study in American History at an accredited college/university.

For more information on the scholarships offered by the NSDAR, please visit the DAR Scholarships webpage.

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