Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

🏆 Available: 6
💰 $6,000
⏳ Rolling

Scholarship Description

The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest is open to all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution. The contest is for all students attending public, parochial, private or home school students in that same grade range. The preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may potentially advance to the state or national levels where scholarships and cash prizes are awarded. The National 1st place winner receives $6,000; the 2nd place receives $4,000; and the 3rd place receives $2,000 cash prize. All other finalists (4th through 6th place runners-up) are awarded $500 cash and all other national contestants are awarded $200 cash. Please be aware that the local and state application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to their local SAR chapter for further details. The submission package and video must be received by National SAR Oration Chairman by May 15th of each contest year. The submission package will include a video, printed copy of the oration, the entry forms, signed publicity release form and a photograph of the state winner.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)

How To Apply

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Donor: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

SAR is a patriotic society whose members are descendants of Revolutionary War participants.