Youth Awards and Contests

The South Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution sponsors a number of programs that educate and reward the youth of our state.

Education Committee

Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

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Chairman: Doug Doster
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High School Students

George & Stella Knight Essay Contest

Open to any high school student in grade 9-12 attending home school, public, parochial, or private high school.  800 to 1,200 word essay on event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or framing of US Constitution.  Chapter, state & national level competition.  Winners of state and national competition receive a cash prize.

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Chairman: Doug Doster
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High School Students

Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

Open to high school students in grades 9-12.  Each student’s five-to-six-minute speech (and accompanying manuscript) is judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance.  Competition is at the chapter, state & national level with winners receiving scholarships or cash prizes.

Chairman: Charles McKinney
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Rumbaugh Oration Contest Information and Guidelines

 

 

Middle School Students

Sergeant Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

Open to middle school students (grade 6—9), depending upon when the American Revolution is taught, including ecumenical and home-schooled students.  Tri-fold brochure from 8-1/2 x 11 paper.  Based on 1 of 5 founding documents; Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Constitution, & Bill or Rights.   Cash prizes are awarded to state and national contest winners.

Chairman: Sonny Pittman
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Information & guidelines for 2022 coming soon.

 

Elemntary School Students

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest

Open to public, private, or ecumenical, and home schooled students in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades, depending on when the American Revolution is taught.   Created on standard flexible or foam backed poster board.  Theme set by National, state identifies state-wide theme based on National theme.  Cash prizes are awarded to state and national contest winners.

Chairman: Sonny Pittman
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Information & guidelines for 2022 coming soon.

 

ROTC/JROTCs

Outstanding ROTC/JROTC Cadet Award 

The Unit Commanding Officer selects the college ROTC cadet (silver medal) or high school cadet (bronze medal) who has the highest degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and general excellence.  Chapter winners compete at the state & national level for cash awards.

Chairman: Matthew Breen
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ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program

 

Eagle Scouts

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest 

Open to any Eagle Scout not yet 19 during the year of application.  Applicants submit a 2 page application, four-generation ancestry chart, & 500 word patriotic theme.  Chapter winners compete at the state & national level.  National award is $10,000 as cash prize or scholarship.

Chairman: Coby Alexander
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Information & guidelines for 2022

 

 

Scholarship

Theodore Roosevelt Morton, Jr. SC Society SAR Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any high school senior in an accredited public or private school in South Carolina. The winner is chosen on the basis of academic achievement and their demonstration of the characteristics which best reflect the principles and beliefs of the SAR.

The deadline for the SCSSAR Scholarship is May 1, 2022. All application materials must be received by 12:00 PM
May 1, 2022. No exceptions or extension will be made.

Chairman: Redding I. Corbett, III
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SCSSAR Scholarship Official Rules
SCSSAR Scholarship Application Form
SCSSAR Scholarship Recommendation Form
SCSSAR Scholarship Personal Statement Form

 

Reading

Benjamin Franklin Reading Program

This program seeks to encourage students of all grades to read about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. Students receive a certificate for reading five books about the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers, or other aspects of American Foundation History. A parent, guardian or teacher certifies that the student has read these books and returns the statement to the local chapter. 

There is no deadline for participation.

Chairman: Sonny Pittman
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