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Merit Scholarships Website

This site, www.meritaid.com , is a compilation of what every university has to offer for merit scholarships and what the criteria is to get the scholarships.

DAR Scholarship Contest

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution



The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good

citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary

schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United States citizenship is not required. The

student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness,

loyalty, and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership

(which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which

includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree.

The suggested procedure for selecting a DAR Good Citizen is for the faculty to choose three seniors who have

demonstrated, in an outstanding way, these qualities of a good citizen. From these three students, the senior class

selects one student. Each school may, however, use a method of its own choice. Only one student per year may be

honored as a school's DAR Good Citizen. Each school's DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin,

certificate and wallet recognition card. This student is eligible, if he/she wishes, to enter the DAR Good Citizens

scholarship contest. (If not included, the contest forms and instructions may be obtained from the contact person listed

below.) The DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest consists of two parts. Part I consists of the student describing

how he/she has tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. This part may be completed at home and is to be

submitted together with a grade transcript and two letters of recommendation.

Part II is a timed essay to be administered under the supervision of a faculty or DAR member. It must be completed

at one sitting, within a two-hour time limit, and without assistance or reference materials. Each contest entry is evaluated

by independent, non-DAR judges. The winning entry is advanced through state and national levels of judging.

DAR Good Citizens who enter the scholarship contest are eligible for the awards beyond the chapter level. Each

state winner receives an award in the amount of at least $250 and a special state DAR Good Citizens pin and certificate.

Each of the eight (8) national division (multi-state groups) winners will receive a cash award in the amount of

$500. Two national winners will be invited to Washington, DC to attend Continental Congress and will be awarded

$5,000 scholarships, inscribed silver bowls and certificates.


• The opportunity to participate in the DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is extended and

sponsored by Stoney Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

• For further information, please contact the DAR Chapter Good Citizens committee chair Nancy Flasck

Phone  517-285-3620    E-mail  Nancyhlewis@yahoo.com

Completed DAR Good Citizen entry due to the local DAR chapter by November 1, 2018

Submit ALL DAR Good Citizen award / scholarship contest entry papers ONLY to the DAR chapter Good Citizens Committee

chair. Please retain copies of all pages of the entry before submitting to the local DAR chapter contact person.

More information is available in the counseling office.


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (California)

National Scholarship Competition

More that 28 scholarships awarded, including 8 full one-year scholarships worth $31,500 each

Visit bit.ly//FIDMscholarship for entry details and the most up-to-date information

More than $300,000 in scholarships awarded annually

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who put the nation's interest above their own.  They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure or fear of losing the next election.


Here's your chance to write the next profile in courage.


For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.


Win scholarship money:

1st place winner receives $10,000

2nd place winner receives $3,000

5 finalists receive $1,000 each

8 semifinalists: $100 each

10 honorable mentions


Deadline for submission is January 18, 2019.

Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition

To earn a scholarship of up to $4,000 per year for four years, sign up for one of these competition days:

February 23, 2019

March 1, 2019

March 8, 2019

For requirements to participate, visit www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetition

*This is in addition to any other scholarship for which you may qualify, total awards not to exceed full tuition.








ROTC Scholarships

ROTC is offered at many colleges.  The program offers full tuition, books, and a monthly stipend in the freshman year.  If you accept the scholarship, you have a commitment for active or reserve duty when you graduate.  Currently that commitment is three to four years.  Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines all have ROTC programs.

University of Michigan-Flint Freshmen Merit Scholarships

Our *automatic" merit scholarships range from $3000-$7000 a year. These offers will continue for Fall 2019 students until our August 20, 2019 deadline.  Students who wish to be considered for full-rides, need to have a completed application and official transcripts/test scores submitted by December 1, 2018. More details regarding all of our scholarships can be found at umflint.edu/merit.

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Up to 160 merit co-op scholarships (total value of $4,200,000) will be awarded to students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of nine WACE Partner Institutions:

Clarkson University / State University of New York Oswego / Drexel University / University of Cincinnati / Johnson & Wales University  / Rochester Institute of Technology / University of Toledo / Wentworth Institute of Technology / Merrimack College

Information and deadlines can be found on the Scholarship Bulletin Board in the senior area and at: www.waceinc.org


Hope College Scholarships

Application for admission serves as the application for all scholarships except the National Merit Scholarship and the Distinguished Artist Awards.