Dating back to the founding of our Society, we strive to perpetuate the beliefs of our founding fathers and the sentiments of the American Revolution. Consequently, in 1902 our Society’s board authorized the payment of one $25.00 gold piece to an individual with the best essay on a Revolutionary Topic.

This practice continues today with annual awards to three students for essays that include research and opinion on Revolutionary topics.

First Place, $5000
Second and Third Place: $2500

Applicants must be a legal Virginia resident or descendant of a Virginia member attending any accredited college, university or post-graduate program in 2017. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and a written essay on a topic as selected by the Board of Managers.

Applications will be judged by an independent panel with academic and historical backgrounds. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 12, 2017. Questions regarding the Scholarship Fund can be directed to the Scholarship Chairman at