Promotion of Education:

to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an objective of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion."


DAR Good Citizens Committee

The aim of the DAR Good Citizens Committee is to recognize and reward senior high school students who possess the qualities of good citizenship. The DAR Good Citizens program is open to Senior class students enrolled in accredited private or public secondary schools that are in good standing with the Michigan Board of Education.

Significance of the Dar Good Citizen's Pin

Rim - 13 stars represent 13 original colonies.

Band of blue enamel identifies it with our society.

Qualities of good character, which we emphasize - Dependabiity, Service, Leadership, Patriotism are titles of four blocks in the center suggestig school days.

Circling these is the Laurel Wreath of Honor
behind them, the Torch of Understanding


John Alden's 2015-2016 Good Citizens

Winner, Vrushangi G. Shah and State Good Citizens Chairman Christine Richman

John Alden's 2014-2015 Good Citizens

Winner, Alexandra Cameron and District Representative David Fisher


DAR Schools

Promotion of education is one of the three primary objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The DAR Schools Committee is responsible for DAR projects at the two schools founded by DAR state societies: Tamassee DAR School, founded in 1919 by South Carolina Daughters, and Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, established in 1924 by the Alabama Daughters.

All our schools have common threads among them: each was built in a remote, mountainous area and were established in places where there would be no education if it were not for women of vision. DAR members serve as volunteers on each school board.

Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, is a fully accredited coeducational comprehensive college with some 1,700 students.

Crossnore School, Crossnore, North Carolina, offers a stable, healing environment in a residential group setting for children from families in crisis.

Hillside School, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is an independent boarding school and day school, grades 5-9 for boys who are underachievers and have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky, provides educational opportunities for children of the eastern Kentucky mountain area, with emphasis on training students with dyslexic characteristics.

Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, Alabama, is a day school teaching K-12 with over 1,100 students. The curriculum includes arts and crafts, home economics, band and choral music, foreign languages, industrial arts and commercial subjects.

Tamassee DAR School, Tamassee, South Carolina, is a coeducational residential program that provides 24-hour care in home-like cottages for children who attend grades K-12 at nearby community schools. The program emphasizes educational and cultural development, good citizenship and character with the aid of staff role models.

NSDAR also provides financial assistance and educational aid to Native American youth.

Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma, is attended by Native American students from all over the United States, and includes a nursing school.

Chemawa Indian School, Salem, Oregon, serves students in grades 9-12 from many states. At 112 years old, Chemawa is the oldest boarding school in continuous operation for Native Americans in the United States.

National Scholarships

The NSDAR awards scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin. All four-year, or more, scholarships must be for consecutive years and are renewable only upon review and approval of annual transcript by respective NSDAR Chairmen. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and attend an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship which is also available for vocational training.

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Scholarship for Michigan Veterans

The DAR of Michigan Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 to assist Michigan veterans in funding their post-secondary education goals.

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