Youth

Indiana SAR Youth Scholarship Programs


KING EAGLE SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP

Indiana Society 1st Place Winner – $1,000
National Society 1st Place Winner – $10,000
National Society 2nd Place Winner – $6,000
National Society 3rd Place Winner – $4,000
Deadline for Submission – 31 December 2016

This scholarship is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year – 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.

The application consists of :

  1. The two page application form
  2. A four generation ancestor chart
  3. A 500 word patriotic themed essay

Entries must be submitted to the nearest SAR Chapter.

Contact: Kevin Waldroup, Eagle Scout Chairman

Complete Information/Rules

 

RUMBAUGH HISTORICAL ORATION CONTEST

Indiana Society 1st Place Winner – $1,000
National Society 1st Place Winner – $3,000
Deadline for Submission – 1 March 2017

The Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools who are in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (grades 9 through 12) year of study. The oration must be original of not less than five minutes or more than six minutes. The subject shall deal with an event, personality, or document pertaining to the Revolutionary War and show a relationship to America today. The oration must be essentially the same as the submitted manuscript. Notes and props (including military uniforms) may not be used in the presentation.

Complete Entries (Including official entry form and double spaced, type written oration script) must be submitted to the Oration Contest Chairman.

Contact: Prof. Luke M. Jacobus, Orations Contest Chairman
3982 Mount Liberty Rd.
Nashville, IN 47448-9364

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KNIGHT ESSAY CONTEST

Indiana Society 1st Place Winner – $1,000
National Society 1st Place Winner – $2,000
Deadline for Submission – 31 December 2016

Contestants shall be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools). Contestants shall be in the sophomore, junior or senior (grades 10 through 12) grade of study during the contest year. The contest is for an original researched and proven topic written in English (800-1,200 words). The topic of the essay shall deal with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Students must source at least five (5) references with the minimum of three being published book sources.

Many entries are unable to advance from the state level to national because they do not meet the rules requirements for MLA format and documentation, title page requirements and other contest requirements. Please use the submission rubric before submitting essay for judging.

Complete Entries (Including essay, bibliography and biography) must be submitted to the closest SAR chapter

Contact:
Douglas Wilson, Essay Contest Chairman, (812) 876-2758

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AMERICANISM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BROCHURE AND POSTER CONTESTS

The Poster Contest (grades 3-5) — The Americanism Poster Contest is open to students including parochial and homes schools who are in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade depending on which year the American Revolution is taught by the school system or members of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.), Cub Scouts and Brownies of equivalent age/grade are eligible when their local school is not participating.

Poster Contest Topic:

  • For academic years ending in even numbers, the theme shall be “Revolutionary War Events in Indiana.” Suggested events include but are not limited to:
    • Sackville (renamed to Ft. Patrick Henry after American win)
    • Petit Fort
    • De LeBalme Massacre
    • Lochry’s Defeat
    • Pointe Coupee
  • For academic years ending in odd numbers, the theme shall be “Revolutionary War People having a role in Indiana’s participation.” Suggested people include but are not limited to:
    • George Rogers Clark
    • Francis Vigo
    • Archibald Lochry
    • Augustin de La Balme
    • Simon Kenton
    • Leonard Helm
    • Pierre Gibault
    • Francois Riday Busseron
    • Jean Marie Philippe LeGras
    • Joseph Bowman

The deadline for Indiana contestants is 1 March 2017.

Completed entries must be submitted to the nearest SAR Chapter.

Contact:
Richard Smurdon, Poster Contest Chairman

Complete Poster Contest Information/Rules

The Brochure Contest (grades 6-9) — Students are encouraged to pick a founding document and produce a brochure within the established criteria. The theme is the Foundational Documents (the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights).

The deadline for Indiana contestants is 1 March 2017.

Complete entries must be submitted to the nearest SAR chapter

Contact:
Steve Corbin, Brochure Contest Chairman

Complete Brochure Contest Information/Rules