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Scholarship Program Overview

"To foster a general interest in and appreciation for
the events and people of the American Revolution."

The Virginia Society of the Sons of the Revolution will award three academic scholarships in the spring of 2015.  Applications on the form found on this SOR web page should be mailed to:

VSSR Scholarship Chairman
Attn: Richard Campbell
Post Office Box 18032
Richmond, VA 23226

Applications must postmarked not later than April 1, 2015.

Applications will be accepted from any legal Virginia resident who will be attending any accredited college, university or post graduate program in 2015.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and a written essay on one of the following topics that will be judged by an independent panel with academic and historical backgrounds:

      Topic 1.  The 1783 Treaty of Paris, by which England recognized our independence, was signed nearly two years after the 1781 victory over Cornwallis at Yorktown.  In your opinion, what were significant military, political and diplomatic issues of that turbulent period and how did the Treaty of Paris address those issues?

      Topic 2.  The American Revolution was won by the combined bravery of the Continental Line and state militias.  Contrast their roles, organization, leadership and effectiveness in combat.

Scholarship awards will be as follows:

     1st Place will be awarded $5,000.
     2nd and 3rd place will be awarded $2,500 each.

The scholarship recipients will be notified by May 15, 2015.

Questions regarding the Scholarship Fund can be directed to Scholarship Chairman Richard Campbell at scholarship@vssr.org.

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