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S.A. Cunningham Scholarship

The S.A. Cunningham 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
USA

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You should always spend time looking into available information on the scholarship. Your best chance of achieving your goal will follow from first understanding the qualifications and then determining if you qualify. A good first step is to be aware of the particular aims of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and their reason for offering the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship. If you are qualified, figure out if there is any likelihood of actually getting the scholarship. After figuring out that you have a decent shot of going on to be a recipient of the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship, then you should fill out an application.

An important detail of applying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be lengthy and tedious, but it is absolutely critical that your work was done precisely and without omission. It would be awful to miss out as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, you should note when the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship confers the award and distributes the money so you'll be aware of whether or not it is possible to count on the scholarship to assist with your financial needs and its personal usefulness, as there may be restrictions in what can be paid with the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship. You might find it challenging to find ways to take care of the expenses associated with school, and having the additional resources of the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship is often invaluable. If you are not fortunate to receive the S.A. Cunningham Scholarship, keep at it, there are other scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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