State Scholarships

Missouri Daughters support education at all levels by providing interesting and informative programs, by working with schools and youth organizations within their communities, and by promoting literacy through volunteer service at schools or public libraries.

DAR sponsors contests for students in grades 5-12 and college or university graduates to encourage greater interest in American history and to encourage good citizenship and leadership: the American History essay contest (grades 5-8); the Christopher Columbus essay contest (grades 9-12), the DAR Good Citizens award and scholarship (grade 12), Junior American Citizens contest (preschoolers through grade 12), the Gold ROTC Medal (college or university graduate being commissioned in one of the U.S. Armed Services), the Bronze ROTC Medal (junior or senior high school student in a secondary school JROTC program), Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal, DAR Youth Citizenship Medal (grades 5-11), and the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal (18 years or older). Winners are recognized by their sponsoring chapters and essays are submitted for the state-level competition.

The DAR supports several schools to help children in underserved areas receive an education. The Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, Alabama, and the Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, South Carolina, were both founded by the DAR. Four other schools are on the DAR approved list: Berry College, Georgia; Crossnore School, North Carolina; Hillside School, Massachusetts; and Hindman Settlement School, Kentucky. To learn more about how DAR supports education in remote areas, please visit “DAR Schools” on the NSDAR website.

Missouri Daughters sponsor a scholarship fund and provide support to Missouri’s “College of the Ozarks” — “Hard Work U®” — where students from low-income families can receive an education while working their way through school without acquiring outstanding debt.


Below is a listing of scholarships which are offered by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. To learn more about these scholarships and how you can apply, simply download the forms below and scholarship instruction sheet. Please read and follow the instructions and information provided under the “MSSDAR Scholarship” section on this page and the “Scholarship Information and Instructions” page. If you have questions concerning MSSDAR Scholarships, please contact the scholarship state chair listed on the application instruction page.

MSSDAR Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $2,000.00 is awarded to a student pursuing a degree of his/her choice. This scholarship is offered to a graduating Missouri high school senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university in Missouri.

Irene and Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 is awarded to a woman pursuing a degree in education.

Dorothy Poikert Memorial Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $500.00 is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.

Roberta Capps American History Scholarship

A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 is awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college. This scholarship is available to seniors in high school through juniors in college.

Scholarship Information Sheets & Forms (PDF)

Special Scholarships and Awards

Nash Music Scholarship

The Nash Music Scholarship is available to any student who is pursuing a degree in music. Seniors in high school through juniors in college may apply. The student must be an accomplished musician, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

MSSDAR Veteran’s Scholarship

The Missouri DAR Veteran’s Scholarship has been established for military veterans, guardsmen, and reservists to assist them in furthering their education and career goals.

National Scholarships

There are many other scholarships available through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Visit the NSDAR Scholarship web page for more information.