EAC dual-enrolled scholarships available through DAR

Contributed File Photo: DAR Gila Valley Chapter gathered to remember American Revolutionary War patriots, the nation’s Constitution, and recognize DAR Patriotic Essay Contest winners from Safford High School in this 2019 file photo. Pictured are, from left, Bonnie Briscoe, Janet Berry, Peggy Moon, Nancy Schauman, Donna Wright, Mollie Carlin, essay winner Nevaeh Pompeo, Kerry Kelley, essay winner Kiara Schroeder, Renee Durfee, Talana Hooper, Helen Masten, Ruth Hernandez, Sallie Lovorn, Sue Ellen Angle, and John Ratje as John Hancock. The Gila Valley DAR is offering three scholarships for students taking EAC dual enrollment.

By Bonnie Briscoe/Gila Valley DAR

GRAHAM COUNTY – The Gila Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is offering three scholarships (one $500 and two $250) to students of any grade level attending Mt. Graham, Safford, or Thatcher high schools and taking EAC dual enrollment, general education classes. This also applies to homeschooled students at the high school level. The money from the scholarship can be used to offset expenses for books and tuition.

Contributed Photo: Lauren Montierth, the winner of last year’s DAR scholarship from Safford High School, is shown reading her patriotic essay during the 2021 DAR Constitution Week program.

Since part of DAR’s mission is to promote an understanding of American heritage in today’s young people, the awarding of this scholarship will be based on the submission of a short, patriotic essay by Aug. 30, 2022. With the deadline being only a few weeks after school starts in the fall and submissions being highly competitive, applicants are encouraged to work on their essays during the summer.

For further information and updated guidelines for the 2022 essay, contact DAR Gila Valley Chapter member, Bonnie Briscoe at 928-428-5904, other DAR chapter members, or the high school guidance counselor in the two school districts listed above.