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SAR George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest & Scholarship


The SAR awards the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Scholarship to students as an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history.

Conducted at the Chapter, State Society and National Society levels, the students must submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

Chapter Chairman

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Essay Contest


Open to all (male and female) Texas public, private and home-schooled High School freshmen through seniors.


Mid December to the local Chapter, please contact the Chapter Chairman as needed. See the below Texas SAR link for more scheduling information.

Contest Checklist

Judged Criteria

  1. Historical accuracy
  2. Clarify of thought
  3. Organization and proven topic
  4. Grammer and spelling
  5. Documentation


Essay Contest Medal

SAR Links To More Information

Example Past Winning SAR Essays

High School