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Scholarships in American Studies

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship - Amount: $2,000, renewable up to four years - The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who will pursue a degree full-time with a study focused in American History or American Government. For award renewal, the student must maintain a 3.25 GPA, with an annual transcript review by the National Chairman of DAR.

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship - Amount: up to $5,000 - This scholarship is intended to award students who are pursuing degrees in the Arts or History. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four year institution for the 2016-2017 academic school year, be a U.S. citizen, and have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. To enter, students must write an essay and submit a copy of their transcript.

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship - Amount: $5,000, nonrenewable - This scholarship is awarded to two students who are enrolled at a college or university in the United States either in their junior or senior year. To be eligible, the student must be studying political science, history, government, or economics.

DAR Centennial Scholarship - Amount: $2,500, nonrenewable - The award is gifted to two outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a a degree in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. An application form and financial need form must be submitted to be considered for this award.

American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field of scholarship that examines American history, society, and culture. It traditionally incorporates the study of history, literature, and critical theory, but also welcomes research methods from a variety of other disciplines.