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$16,000–$20,000 College Scholarships

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT FAFSA/SAR: We appreciate your enthusiasm to apply for the Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship. We understand that there is an issue with FAFSA this year, and we want to make the application process as smooth as possible for you. 

As a temporary solution, beginning on Thursday, February 15th, we will have removed the Required label from the FAFSA & SAR section so that you can upload all other necessary documentation. However, we kindly request that you do not upload any screen shots or documents in the FAFSA/SAR section at this time. 

Once you receive your FAFSA and SAR report, you will be able to log back into the portal and upload it using the Edit link next to the Application Form and submit again. The deadline has been extended, to March 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and  understanding. 


Our scholars follow the academic path they chose at major colleges and universities. Engineering, fine arts, astrophysics, Middle Eastern studies, English, and history are recent majors. Currently our scholarship recipients are attending Duke, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford, the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, and Yale, as well as many other fine institutions.

Applications are due by February 15 of the student’s senior year in high school. The application process includes: an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

If you have an inquiry or question during the application process, please email: Scholarships@Daughters1894.orgyou should 

About the Scholarships

  • Scholarships are spread over four years and paid to the college or university of the applicant’s choice

  • Selection is based on both merit and financial need

  • Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States armed services