Youth Programs

Greenspan Scholarship Award

Co-Chairmen: Charley Wheeler
                   Dean Henry
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F. Russell & Ruth Greenspan Scholarship

The F. Russell and Ruth Greenspan Trust was established by a Past President of the Philadelphia Continental Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (PCCSAR) and his wife. They wished to endow competitive scholarships for College or University students who will enter the fall term of the academic year in which they expect to receive a baccalaureate degree. These are mostly Juniors entering their Senior year in a traditional 4-year program. However, non-traditional students such as those in 5-year degree programs, co-op students, early finishers, etc. are also eligible. Applicants will be judged on the extent to which they advance the three SAR principles of being patriotic, historical, and educational as embodied by our ancestors who fought in or supported the American Revolution. Generally, eligible students will be majoring or minoring in a study of American Government; American History; Political Science; Law and Jurisprudence; Preservation of Archives, Documents, Historic Buildings, Monuments or Places; or a similarly focused multi-disciplinary program. An interest in the Revolutionary War era is a bonus.

To avoid a taxable event for the scholarship recipient, the scholarship of $2,000 will be paid directly to the sponsoring College or University, to be applied to the recipient’s tuition for his or her Senior year.

To be eligible, Applicants must be nominated by a Faculty Sponsor who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s character and academic performance at the College or University they attend.  The Application Form (click here) contains the following components:

Both the Applicant and their Faculty Sponsor must sign the application at the bottom of the Identifying Information page.

Please note: All information identifying both the student Applicant and the College or University must be restricted to the Identifying Information page to avoid possible influence on the review process. Inclusion of the name of the Applicant or College or University anywhere on either the Faculty Nomination Form or Applicant Qualifications may result in disqualification of the nomination.

Applications will be judged by a panel of PCCSAR members in a “blind review” process.  Applications will be assigned a code, which will be recorded on all pages of the application before distribution for review.   The Identifying Information page will then be removed from the rest of the application.  Only the Greenspan Scholarship Committee Chairman will have access to the Identifying Information, and he will not be one of the reviewers.  All applications will be judged without regard to the applicant’s race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, political preference, or military status.  Applications will be judged solely by the extent to which they meet the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic ability;

  • Accomplishments on and off campus that advance the three SAR principles of being patriotic, historical, and educational;

  • Good citizenship;

  • Depth of interest in: American Government; American  History; Political Science; Law and Jurisprudence; Preservation of Archives, Documents, Historic Buildings, Monuments or Places; or a similarly focused multi-disciplinary program.

 

Instructions:

The application must be submitted in three separate files in order to preserve anonymity.  Files must be prepared using a computer, in a 12-point, sans serif font and submitted either as three writable Word documents or in a format that is readable by MS Word. The header on this page must be included on each page of the application. Pages must be numbered using the Page # of total # format.

Contact Information

Charley Wheeler                  charley113@verizon.net

                 Dean Henry                  deanallenhenry@gmail.com