DAR Scholarships

Scholarship winner Hadley Balduf poses with her mother Miranda, Gila Butte member Carolyn Hawkins, and a Perry High School representative. Hadley plans to study health sciences and hopes to become an emergency medical technician (EMT). (Photo courtesy of Carolyn Hawkins)

Each year since 2010, the Gila Butte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has given two or more Patriot Scholarships worth $1,000 each to female seniors planning to attend a community college. Recipients must have a 2.5 grade point average and carry a minimum 12 credits. Gila Butte works with counselors at Basha and Perry High Schools to make students aware of the scholarships’ availability, and a panel of chapter members chooses the winners, which are announced at their school’s annual honors program. The DAR state organization assigns schools to each DAR chapter to avoid overlap of services.

This year’s winners were Emily Kruer of Basha High School and Hadley Balduf from Perry High School. Both plan to enter health-related careers.

Anyone interested in joining DAR should contact Pennie at [email protected]. The chapter can provide assistance with lineage research to prospective members if needed.