Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter NSDAR announces 2016 college scholarships

Special to The Log

The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently announced availability of the 2016 National Society and Florida State Society DAR college scholarships.

The nationally awarded Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship awards two scholarships in the preferred amount of $5,000 each year, for up to four consecutive years, to graduating high school students. The selection process is based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. The application form and a financial need form can be found online at www.dar.org.

Regent Caroline Maney, said, “The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter serves all of the Okaloosa County high schools. Local students have proven to be highly competitive for these scholarships including one national scholarship recipient in recent years. The Daughters have supported education since their founding in 1890 and we look forward to having local students apply.”

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship committee. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 10, 2016.

The Florida state scholarships require local chapter endorsement. Further information about scholarships may be obtained from Emily Danker, Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter scholarship chairman, at 850-803-6789. National scholarship information is available online at www.dar.org.

The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter NSDAR, founded April 22, 1967, serves Okaloosa County and is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot.