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January 17, 2013

Scholarships available for Oklahoma students

Ada —  

Chimney Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, (NSDAR), is seeking applicants for four $1,000.00 scholarships being offered by the Oklahoma State Society, NSDAR.

These awards will apply to the fall 2013 semester.

Founded in 1890, NSDAR is dedicated to service to the nation. A volunteer women’s service organization is comprised of 175,000 members in 50 state societies and 3,000 chapters in the United States as well as many units overseas. Each of its members can trace her lineage to a patriot who served in the American Revolution.

The objectives of the Society are Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education and Patriotic Endeavor. “Offering these scholarships is one method the Society uses to meet its educational objectives,” according to Joyce Gentry, Chapter Scholarship Committee chairman.

“Our State DAR Scholarship program has been expanded in the past few years as we fully funded our Scholarship Endowment. This enables us to grant these awards, promotes our educational purposes and gives us the opportunity to assist those students who are in need of help in obtaining their education,” she said.

To qualify, the applicant must have attended the 2012 fall semester in a university or college within the state of Oklahoma and have plans to attend an Oklahoma university or college in the fall semester of 2013. High school seniors who are concurrently enrolled in an Oklahoma college or university are also eligible. The scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.

Applications and instructions are available by contacting Joyce Gentry at 580-436-0616 or email bgentry@cableone.net.

“Applicants must be sponsored by an Oklahoma DAR Chapter. To locate any chapter within our state, you can visit the Oklahoma Society DAR website at www.oklahomadar.org, select the Chapters tab and a listing of all state chapters can be found,” according to Susan Magill, State Scholarship Chairman.

Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2013. Winners will be notified in March and will be honored at the Society’s State Conference in April 2013.

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