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Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarship

The Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarships are essay scholarships sponsored by United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Award Information:

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
USA

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Once the application is sent off, it's important to know when the Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarship chooses a winner and makes payment of any funds in order to stay informed about if you can rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, since there might be constraints on what bills you can pay with the Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarship. Recently it has become more burdensome to cover all of your financial needs, and getting the Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarship to defray some of the costs can be a huge help. Even if you don't obtain the Admiral Raphael Semmes Scholarship, don't give up, you might find new scholarships for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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