Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships Article

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oklahoma offers two annual scholarships, an annual Essay Contest Award, and an annual District VI award.


Indian Nurse Scholarship

Our state society selects annually one Indian Nurse Scholarship recipient from an Oklahoma college or university.  This $1,500 award is to be used for tuition, fees, books and school supplies.  Additional information may be found on our national NSCDA website:  http://www.nscda.org/student-resources/scholarship-opportunities/



American History Graduate Student Award

Our state society selects annually one American History Graduate Student Award recipient from an Oklahoma college or university.  This $1,000 award is given to a graduate student in recognition of an excellent academic record and the student's stated goal of teaching American History or doing related work.  

The 2018 recipient is John Truden.  John is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma.  He holds a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina and recently completed his masters thesis at the University of Oklahoma.  In his thesis he explored the position of Indigenous people from late-nineteenth century Indian Territory to mid-twentieth century Oklahoma. In the Fall of 2018,  John will enter the University of Oklahoma's PhD Program.       


District VI American History Award

Oklahoma is one of four state societies that comprise District VI.  Each year District VI gives an American History Award, the recipient of which rotates among the four states.  This year's award totals $1700.

The 2018 recipient is Victoria Funk.  Victoria holds a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in History from Lynchburg College.  She is a 2nd year PhD student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma.  Victoria's current research focuses on European-Indigenous relations in North America, particularly in Virginia, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  



American History Award Recipients

American History Award Recipients

L to R:  Victoria Funk, District VI American History Award Recipient
Dr. James S. Hart, Jr., Chairman of the History Department at Oklahoma University
Marilyn Case, Patriotic Services Chairman, NSCDA-OK
John Truden, Oklahoma American History Award Recipient



Essay Contest

Essay Contest Winner

Marilyn Case, Patriotic Services Chairman, NSCDA-OK
Fiza Sheikh, 2018 Essay Contest Winner


Our state society sponsors annually an Essay Contest, awarding the winner $1,150 tuition, up to $500 travel expenses, and $100 out of pocket expenses to attend the Washington Workshops Foundation's Congressional Seminar in Washington, D.C. in June. The week-long seminar features model Congressional Committee meetings, dialogue sessions with public and private sector leaders, visits to Washington D.C. museums and historic sites, and a visit to Dumbarton House.  A Colonial Dames legacy program is available to direct descendants of Dames with tuition provided by the family.  

The winner of the 2018 Essay Contest in Oklahoma is Fiza Sheikh, a student at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, OK.  Fiza submitted an excellent essay on this year's topic, "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders?"