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Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship

The Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship is a Scholarship 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

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A good place to start is to investigate the background of the scholarship. Getting the greatest odds of obtaining money will follow from initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. Prior to starting, be aware of the driving force for the United Daughters of the Confederacy and what they hope to achieve with the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if you have the possibility to receive the scholarship. After figuring out that you have a decent shot of going on to be one of the winners of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship, then it is useful to fill out an application.

A vital part of applying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be lengthy and boring, but it is absolutely critical that your work was done precisely and without omission. You don't want to get passed over because of carelessness.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship chooses a winner and actually dispenses the money in order to stay informed about if it is possible to count on the scholarship to provide additional support for any bills associated with your education and what assistance it will provide, as there may be restrictions on what bills you can pay with the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship. It can be difficult to find ways to manage the expenses associated with school, and obtaining the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship to help with your financial aid can be a huge help. If you don't end up getting the Matthew Fontaine Maury Scholarship, continue looking, there are other scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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