Major Madison Bell Scholarship
The Major Madison Bell 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 carefully examine the latest information on the scholarship. Your best chance of obtaining money will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. A good first step is to be aware of the reason for involvement of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and their goals for the Major Madison Bell Scholarship. Once that is done, figure out if you have any likelihood of actually getting the scholarship. After figuring out that there is a good chance of actually being a recipient of the Major Madison Bell Scholarship, then it is useful to fill out an application.
A crucial detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and tiresome, but take the time to make sure that the forms are filled out properly and completely. You don't want to be bumped because of carelessness.
After the required forms have been mailed, you should note when the Major Madison Bell Scholarship confers the award and makes payment of the money in order to stay informed about if you will be able to count on the scholarship to assist with your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Major Madison Bell Scholarship. You might find it challenging to be able to cover all of your financial needs, and having the additional resources of the Major Madison Bell Scholarship is often invaluable. Even if you don't obtain the Major Madison Bell Scholarship, continue looking, you might find new scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.
Last Updated: 10/21/2011