DSDI Scholarship Calendar

When applying for a DSDI scholarship, it’s important to meet deadlines. Otherwise, your application will be disqualified. Should you have questions, refer to the following places or contact us:

October 31Deadline for admission to the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. This process includes acceptance of your application at a DSDI Board meeting, which occurs either in person or remotely three times a year (typically April, July, and October).
December 1Application for the following Academic year will be opened for students to apply.
March 22Application deadline. The program will not accept any application materials after midnight on the specified date. The date will be found on the application.
April 1Reviewers receive their assignments and begin scoring the applications. No reviewer is assigned a student whom they know personally or who is a family member, including first cousins. Each application is reviewed by a minimum of three committee members.
May 31Deadline for the reviewers to finalize all application scores. The Chairperson begins the process of determining awards to be given.
July 1Deadline for all dues to be paid to DSDI. Lifetime members are paid in full.
July 4Winners are announced at the General Assembly meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia PA. Within three days, students are sent an email letting them know whether they have received a Scholarship, an Honorable Mention, or no award. Recipient names are posted on the www.dsdi1776.com website.
Mid-JulyScholarship and Honorable Mention recipients must accept their award via e-mail, provide the physical address of their school where funds will be sent and provide their student ID number. This information is critical and must be accurate.
Late-JulyStudents must provide proof of enrollment in the form of a letter from their Registrar or a copy of their Student bill which shows clearly their name and the name of the educational institution.
Early-AugustThe amount of the award is determined once all students have replied to accept their awards. Students are notified of the amount of their award via e-mail. The list of recipients is sent to the DSDI Treasurer and to the Administrators of the Charles Mitchell Scholarship Trust for payment.
Mid-AugustChecks are sent via regular mail to the respective schools. Students are typically notified via e-mail when the check(s) are mailed.
SeptemberHave a great year!