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Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 2

The Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship (FKMS) honors the memory of the first president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina, Florence Hill Kidder.

A) Two scholarships will be awarded in one year: First place $3,000 and Runner-up $1,000.

B) Scholarships are not renewable.

C) Awarded to a high school senior who plans to attend a post-secondary institution in North Carolina.

Eligibility

To be considered, a candidate must:

A) Be a high school senior who is planning on matriculating into a postsecondary program in North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2019.

B) See the Application Procedure below.

Value

One $3,000 award; runner-up award of $1,000

Application Procedure

A) A completed application form answering all questions and supplying all requested documents.

B) Original essay of 500 to 700 words on the subject below.

2019 Essay Topic:

North Carolina in the Revolutionary War

Most counties in North Carolina have revolutionary sites or historical highway markers depicting events 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. Your essay should be about the revolutionary war era, events leading up to it or soon after the war ended. Why did you pick this particular site or marker? Who were the people involved? How did the event affect the outcome of the war? What remains at the site today? Where is the site/marker located? If feasible, a picture of the site/marker attached to your essay would be appreciated.

These are two books among others that may help you pick your topic:

A) A Guidebook to Revolutionary Sites in North Carolina by Patricia Brown Moss and Jeffrey J. Crow

B) 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.


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