DAR Scholarship for EAC Dual-Enrolled Students

Samantha Palmer (left), one of the winners of last year’s DAR scholarship from Thatcher High School, is shown receiving her scholarship award from Gila Valley Chapter Regent Helen Masten during the 2020 Constitution Week program. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

By Bonnie Briscoe, DAR Member

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 Mt. Graham, Safford or Thatcher High School 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 31. With the deadline being only a few weeks after school starts and submissions being highly competitive, applicants are encouraged to work on their essays during the summer.

For further information and updated guidelines for the 2021 essay, contact DAR Gila Valley Chapter member, Bonnie Briscoe at 928-428-5904, other DAR chapter members or the high school guidance counselor in the two school districts listed above.