Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship 2024

The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) is a scholarship that remembers Florence Hill Kidder, the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in North Carolina.

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship is a Six scholarship that will be awarded in one year to Awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend a post-secondary institution in North Carolina. Scholarships are not renewable.

In one year, six students can win scholarships. The top prize is $3,000, the second place gets $1,000, the third place receives $800, and the fourth place gets $400 each. The scholarship is a one-time award and cannot be renewed. It is given to a high school senior who intends to go to college or another post-secondary institution in North Carolina.

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Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  1. Be a high school senior in North Carolina.
  2. Plan to start a postsecondary program in North Carolina in the fall of 2024.

Scholarship value:

The scholarship values are as follows:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third place: $800
  • Three fourth places: $400 each

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Application Procedure

  1. A completed application form answering all questions and supplying all requested documents.
  2. An original essay of 500 to 700 words on the subject below.
2024 Essay Topic:
North Carolina in the Revolutionary War

 

Most counties in North Carolina have revolutionary sites or historical highway
markers depicting events or people that date back to revolutionary times.
Please locate a site or marker in or near your county and expound on the event
that took place or the person it depicts. Your essay should be about the Revolutionary War era, events leading up to it or soon after the war’s end, including the people or
persons involved.

Remember to include in your essay:

- Why did you pick this specific site or marker?
- Who were the people involved?
- How did the event affect the outcome of the war?
- As you researched the complete history highlighted on the marker, what were your
  impressions of the people, place and events and their relation to the founding of the new nation?
- How do you think the actions of those involved would be viewed today and why?
- What remains at the site today?
- Where is the site/marker located?

Please include a picture of the marker.

These are some resources, amongst others, that may help you pick your topic:
- A Guidebook to Revolutionary Sites in North Carolina by Patricia Brown Moss and Jeffrey J. Crow
- Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers published by Raleigh, North Carolina,
  Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History

Remember you must document from where you obtained a particular piece of information, including citations within the body of your paper and a list of works consulted at the end. Please include a minimum of 3 resources in your work.

The scholarship will be awarded based on merit of the individual essay (75%), scholarship and character (20%), and need (5%). 

Additional Information

The awards will be announced in late March or early April 2024.

Note: Family members of current NSCDA-NC Officers, Board Members, and State Committee Chairs are not eligible to apply.

Questions? More information?

Email:  fkidderscholarship@ncdames.org.

Deadline

The deadline for all materials to be submitted online is February 5, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

Website

To apply and learn more about the Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship 2024, kindly visit:

Official Website