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Students Win Essay, Trip & Scholarships

April 11, 2016

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to our high school students. The amazing opportunity is NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship. To apply, Mrs. Pam Dorsey's students wrote an essay. The topic provided by the NSCDA was "2016 Marks the 240th Anniversary of the Virginia Declaration of Rights Penned by George Mason of Gunston Hall; Why Does This Historic Document Remain Relevant Today?"


The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country. They are an unincorporated association of 44 Corporate Societies with more than 15,000 members. The NSCDA has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites since its New York Society first undertook the preservation of the Van Cortlandt House in 1897. The National Society headquarters is located at Dumbarton House, a Federal period house museum in Washington, D.C.


High school sophomores, juniors and seniors were eligible to apply with an individual essay of 750 words. The essays were judged on the following criteria: Content (50%), Form (25%) and Individuality (25%). 


Congratulations to our eagles, Matthew White and Christian Strickland, who won a trip to Washington, D.C.  on June 18-24, and includes generous scholarship awards and more:

  • Seven days in our nation’s capital

  • Guest speakers on the Legislative Branch, Federal Government and the media

  • Meet U.S. Senators and Representatives

  • Visit the National Mall, Mount Vernon, The Pentagon, and the memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C.

  • Campus housing at a college campus.

  • Exposure to future career exploration opportunities

  • Breakfast and dinner each day of the seminar.

  • Chartered motor coach transportation in and around the Washington, D.C. area.

Thank you to the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America for giving our students such an amazing opportunity for educational growth. Congratulations Matt and Chris! 

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