DAR Scholarship for EAC Dual-Enrolled Students

(L-R) Nevaeh Pompeo and Kiara Schroeder, both from Safford High School, were last year’s scholarship winners of the local DAR Gila Valley Chapter Patriotic Essay Contest, which was funded by the sale of chocolate-covered strawberries last Valentine’s Day. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Gila Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is offering three scholarships (one $500 and two $250) to students of any grade level attending one of the high schools in Safford, Thatcher or Pima and taking EAC dual enrollment, general education classes. This also applies to homeschooled students at the high school level. The money from the scholarship can be used to offset expenses for books and tuition.

Since part of DAR’s mission is to promote an understanding of American heritage in today’s young people, the awarding of this scholarship will be based on the submission of a short, patriotic essay by August 25. With the deadline being only a few weeks after school starts and submission highly competitive, applicants are encouraged to work on their essays during the summer. 

For further information and updated guidelines for the essay, contact DAR Gila Valley Chapter member, Bonnie Briscoe at 928-428-5904, other chapter members or any high school guidance counselor in the school districts listed above.