The Donors Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Requirements: Applicant must be a lineal descendant of worthy Confederates or collateral descendant who is a member of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited college or university, and carry a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Applicant must be prepared to pass entrance examination of prospective college or university. Applicant must submit proof of Confederate Military Record, line of descent from Confederate ancestor, a letter of endorsement from sponsoring Chapter, a letter of recommendation, complete financial report, official transcripts, an essay on the significance of a southern heritage, and a wallet-size photo. Original and four copies of the application forms and five copies of all documents, certificates, and letters must be submitted to the Division Director of Education. All inquiries must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
Sponsorship provided by:
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Second Vice President General, 1742 Conrad Sauer Drive
Houston, TX 77043
You can find out more by contacting:
A good place to start is to spend time looking into the background of the scholarship. A maximized likelihood of obtaining money is a result of first understanding the qualifications and then determining if you qualify. Before you even begin, seek to understand the reason for involvement of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and their goals for the Donors Scholarship. If you are qualified, you should determine if there is a reasonable chance to receive the scholarship. Once you believe that there is a good chance of actually being a recipient of the Donors Scholarship, then you should use your time.
A crucial detail in the process of trying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be time consuming and laborious, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out precisely and without omission. Use caution to insure that you will not lose out because of some minor point.
After the required forms have been mailed, you should note when the Donors Scholarship distributes any funds in order to know whether or not it is possible to count on the scholarship to help meet your financial needs and how it will help you out, since there might be constraints on what bills you can pay with the Donors Scholarship. It can be difficult to be able to take care of the expenses associated with school, and obtaining the Donors Scholarship as a supplement to your own resources can provide significant support. If you are not fortunate to receive the Donors Scholarship, don't give up, search for additional scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.
Last Updated: 10/21/2011