The Texas Society SAR provides the Texas SAR Children of the American (CAR) Revolution Essay Contest to CAR members to help defray costs for books, tuition, room, and board while attending an accredited college or university.
To be eligible, Contestants must be:
There is a four-year window of eligibility to compete in this Contest. Contestants can submit applications and enter the Contest each year, as long as they meet eligibility criteria.
The Contest calls for an essay on a pre-designated topic that deals with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. The current topic for the 2022 year will be posted on the Texas Society’s website. Students must source at least five references, with a minimum of three being published works to allow for verification of sources if necessary. References from encyclopedias or the Internet will be accepted but are not considered as part of the three published book sources. If there are no published references, the essay will be disqualified.
The essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.
The essay must have four parts:
The title page, bibliography, and Contestant's biography must be listed on separate pages. No reference to the Contestant's name or information can be part of the essay pages or bibliography. the following provides more information on the above requirements:
Essays that meet the criteria above will be accepted and judged equally on the following criteria:
Those interested in participating in this contest should complete and return the Contestant Application Form as soon as possible. This allows the chapter to know that you will participate in this contest. It also provides an opportunity for the chapter to offer you additional resources in improving your chances of success in the contest.
Contestants are to send the following, via e-mail, to the Chapter by December 31:
The Paul Carrington Chapter's Texas CAR Essay Contest winner will receive a certificate and a scholarship check. After that, the chapter will forward the winner's application for competition in the Texas Society's contest. The first-place state winner will receive a medallion, a certificate, and a scholarship check for $2,500. The second-place winner will receive $750, the third-place winner will receive $500, the fourth-place winner will receive $300, and the fifth-place winner will receive $150. (Please note that the TEXAS SAR Patriots Fund Projects Committee determines funding for the state-level awards during the Annual TEXAS SAR State Convention preceding the contest year.)*
The Texas CAR Contest first-place winner will be invited to the Texas SAR State Convention with Travel Expenses (hotel, meals for winner and one adult guest, and mileage) paid for following the Travel provisions shown on the Texas SAR website.
SPECIAL NOTE: The essay portion of this Contest corresponds with the SAR Knight Essay Contest, the Eagle Scout Contest and the Orations Contest. Therefore, the essay can be used for each of these contests. However, each Contest has different committee and contest requirements. Please follow directions for each Contest and submit separately to each contests.
For any questions and transmission of all Contest submissions, please e-mail the Paul Carrington Chapter CAR Essay Contest Chair
Paul Carrington Chapter No. 5, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution
1415 South Voss Ste 110-425 — Houston, TX 77057-1086
The Paul Carrington Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism,
preserving American history, and supporting education for our future generations.
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