Jefferson Davis Award
The Jefferson Davis Award 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. Recipient chosen by Bowdoin Coll.
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
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You should always thoroughly research the background of the scholarship. A maximized likelihood of success comes from initially researching the prerequisites and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, be aware of the potential motivations of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and their goals for the Jefferson Davis Award. If you meet the requirements, verify that you have a reasonable chance of actually getting the scholarship. If you think that you have a decent shot of actually being awarded the Jefferson Davis Award, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.
One critical detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is paying close attention to the application. Applications can sometimes be time consuming and tedious, but it is absolutely critical that the forms are filled out correctly and completely. It would be awful to be denied because of carelessness.
After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the Jefferson Davis Award distributes the resources in order to stay informed about if it is possible to rely on the scholarship to help meet any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, you might have to follow certain conditions on how you can use the Jefferson Davis Award. Recently it has become more burdensome to find ways to handle the increasing costs of education, and being awarded the Jefferson Davis Award can provide significant support. If you are not fortunate to receive the Jefferson Davis Award, keep at it, there are other scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.
Last Updated: 10/21/2011