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Our History

Founded in 1894 by descendants of George Washington’s officers, our organization has given scholarships to officers’ daughters for over a hundred years.

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Foundations, corporations and Daughters will find that supporting the Scholarship program is rewarding. Many financial options and naming opportunities are available.

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The Daughters of the Cincinnati
is a non-profit organization whose members are women descended from the officers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. These officers were the founding members of the Society of the Cincinnati, an association dedicated to perpetuating friendships, offering mutual aid, and providing assistance to the widows and orphans of comrades.

Today, the Daughters of the Cincinnati honor these long-ago officers by continuing to discover and celebrate the history and wisdom of our ancestors in relevant lectures and trips, but most especially by operating and funding a scholarship program that contributes to the college tuition of daughters of career officers in the armed services. The Daughters of the Cincinnati is currently helping military daughters attending Harvard, William and Mary, Georgetown University, University of California at Davis, Rice, and MIT, among others.

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Scholarship recipients must be high school seniors who are daughters of career officers in the armed services. Click here to see if you qualify.

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