Education

Supporting New Hampshire's Youth

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DAR Good Citizens

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

This program is only open to high-school seniors whose schools are accredited by their state board of education. Only one student per year may be honored as a school's DAR Good Citizen. United States citizenship is not required.

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DAR Scholarships

New Hampshire DAR offers two scholarships and one student award avilable to New Hampshire high school seniors based upon community service, character, and scholarship. Contact us via email for application instructions and information. The deadline is February 1.

NSDAR awards a variety of scholarships. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the United States.

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Essay Contests

The American History Essay Contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters.

The Christopher Columbus Essay Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. DAR partners with the National Italian American Foundation for this essay contest.

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Teacher Resources

Through the Educational Resources Committee, DAR provides original lesson plans for the K-12 community that are rich in content that focus on America, its history, government, heritage, genealogy, as well as related language and/or math topics. These lesson plans are provided for teachers and other groups to use for educational purposes only.

The DAR Junior Membership Classroom Grant is open to classroom teachers for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The grant is through application, and the proposed projects must directly benefit students in the classroom. Funds may be used for supplies and educational resources but the applicant must detail how these items help to further the educational goals of the DAR. Grants must directly impact students and may not be used for continuing education/workshops for the teacher. The grant is a one-time award and recipients are not eligible to re-apply in future years. Contact us for additional information.