North Shore Chapter NSDAR

Lake Forest, Illinois

Educational Resources

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The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization. DAR members are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism in communities across the nation. All students are invited to participate and learn more about the educational programs the DAR offers.

Historic Preservation

  • American History Essay Contest
  • Christopher Columbus Essay Contest
  • DAR Historic Sites


  • Constitution Week
  • Junior American Citizens
  • Scholarships
  • Resources for Teachers


  • DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship
  • DAR Manual for Citizenship
  • Flags and the Flag Code
  • DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
  • ROTC Medals

If you are an educator, please contact North Shore Chapter NSDAR for additional information about educational resources, youth programs, and contests. If you are a parent or student, please contact your school for information.

Student Resources

NSDAR Scholarships

A very important part of DAR’s mission is supporting and promoting education. Click here for detailed DAR information.

Illinois DAR Student Scholarship Awards

Each year, Illinois Daughters award one college scholarship in each of seven geographic districts within the state. Students who are U.S. citizens, graduating seniors from high school, and those who have matriculated in colleges or universities in Illinois, including two-year junior colleges and four-year institutions, may apply for a scholarship.

Scholarship forms are available here.

North Shore Chapter NSDAR Awards

  • North Shore Chapter NSDAR presents four chapter scholarship awards to graduating students at North Chicago Community High School, North Chicago, Illinois, one each in the areas of fine arts, mathematics, social science (history), and science.
  • We celebrate the next generation of leaders as DAR Good Citizens honorees (high school seniors) and American History Essay Contest winners (middle school students) at our annual February Youth Awards at CROYA (Committee Representing Our Young Adults).
  • We recognize deserving students with DAR Youth Citizenship Awards and present a JROTC Bronze Medal to a singularly exceptional cadet at North Chicago Community High School, North Chicago, Illinois.

DAR Supported Schools

Since 1903, DAR has been helping children in remote mountain areas receive an education. Most of these schools began with a small group of children in disadvantaged areas where public education was not accessible. As roads and public education facilities improved in these areas, the needs of the communities changed. The schools have grown into fully operational campuses, meeting the changing needs of their communities.

Today the DAR schools encompass a variety of special needs programs including attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, adult literacy, and children in a family crisis. North Shore Chapter NSDAR members collect Box Tops for Education for these schools. Through our donations, the children at these schools are given opportunities for an education and a safe place to live. We also serve thousands of other eager students from pre-school through college who need a place to learn and to fulfill their potential.

With donations and financial gifts, North Shore Chapter NSDAR supports the two designated DAR schools:

  • Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Alabama
  • Tamassee DAR School, South Carolina

Additionally, four schools are on the DAR-approved list to receive national and chapter support for rural youth, families in crisis, orphaned children, children with dyslexia characteristics, and children in need of additional educational opportunities:

  • Hillside School, Inc., Massachusetts
  • Hindman Settlement School, Inc., Kentucky
  • Berry College, Inc., Georgia
  • Crossnore School, Inc., North Carolina

American Indian Schools

Students attending Bacone College, Oklahoma, and Chemawa Indian School, Oregon, come from all over the United States. Members of the North Shore Chapter NSDAR work to raise funds for American Indian scholarships and provide support to the schools by collecting Box Tops for Education. Native Americans have shaped our nation through their cultural, religious, social, and political contributions. As Daughters, we strive to raise awareness of the American Indian through programs, displays, and gifts.

If you are interested in DAR membership in our chapter, please contact us.