Youth Programs

Greenspan Scholarship Award

Chairman: Carter Broach

F. Russell & Ruth Greenspan Scholarship

This award is an endowed scholarship made possible by a generous grant by a former Chapter president, the late F. Russell Greenspan, and his wife.


How much is the scholarship?  $2,000.00.    



Who can apply for a Greenspan scholarship?  College/University Juniors enrolled in institutions or branches of institutions in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia county may apply.  The juniors must be seniors next academic year & majoring or minoring in a study of U.S. government, U.S. History, political science or the preservation of national archives, documents or historic places.  The applicants must be nominated by faculty who may nominate as many candidates as they choose.  


What should the application say?  Applicants & faculty sponsors should explain how the nominees’ academic major or minor studies in American government, history, civilization, politics, law, political science, legal institutions, jurisprudence, or the preservation or research in American historical documents, archives and monuments has enhanced their knowledge of the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.


How are applications evaluated?  Submissions are evaluated by a panel of Philadelphia Continental Chapter (PCC) members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) who are unaware of the institution at which the applicant is enrolled as well as the applicant’s name, color, race, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran status or pregnancy status.  These precautions are taken to help assure submissions are based solely on the merits of the responses to the criteria in the previous paragraph.  


How do I submit an application?  Submissions may be either by email to, with the Subject:  “Greenspan Scholarship Nomination,” or, by physical mail to Greenspan Scholarship Nomination, 290 Iven Avenue, #3C, Wayne, PA 19087-4906.  Submissions sent by email can be either in the body of a message or as attachments to the message & the attachments can be in *.pdf, *.doc, *.docx or *.odt format.  


When do I submit an application?  The deadline to submit F. Russell & Ruth Greenspan Scholarship applications/nominations is March 15, 2020. 


When will the scholarship winner be announced?  We anticipate scholarship winners will be announced by April 30, 2020.  


How will the scholarship be paid?   The money will be applied to the winners’ fall semester 2020 tuition.  So, the scholarship winner must remain enrolled in his/her senior year at the institution which nominated him/her because the money will be paid to that institution for credit to the student’s tuition at his/her institution to avoid the recipient incurring a potential tax event.


Questions?  If you have any question(s) then please contact Carter Broach at or Charles Wheeler at


Click here to view/download the application.