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Scholarships

The Children of the Confederacy are currently offering the following scholarships to its members.

Wittichen, Wilcox, Dickens Scholarship Fund
At the 24th General Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, it was passed to establish a new CofC administered scholarship. At the 25th General Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, it was passed to name this new scholarship in honor of three of the ladies who were instrumental in the Organization of the General Organization: Mrs. Murray Forbes Wittichen, Mrs. John M. Wilcox and Mrs. William Dickens. This fund is now complete with the first scholarship awarded at the General Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1986.

Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund
The Silver Jubilee Fund was established in 1977 in order to obtain funds for the publication of a twenty-five year history of the Children of the Confederacy and other special related projects. A decision was made to incorporate the twenty-five year history of the Children of the Confederacy in volume three of The History of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Silver Jubilee Fund was then established as a scholarship fund. The first scholarship was awarded at the General Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1986. Scholarship information may be obtained from the Second Vice President General.

Miller-Coulter Scholarship Fund
The Miller-Coulter Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, by Mrs. Mary Coulter Miller and Mrs. Dorothy Coulter Weber in honor of Jody Miller Council, President General CofC 1977- 1978; Paul D. Miller, President General CofC 1981 – 1982; Edward G. Miller, President General CofC 1985-1986; and in memory of Mrs. Evelyn Hood Coulter. Mrs. Coulter was the inspiration behind a family of thirty members of the Children of the Confederacy which included grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews. Three of her grandchildren who were all from the same family went on to serve the Children of the Confederacy in the capacity of President General. The initial gifts to the scholarship were given by Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Weber.

Golden Anniversary Scholarship Fund
The Golden Anniversary Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to honor the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Children of the Confederacy. Additional funds were raised throughout 2002-2004 and at the 2004 Convention to fully fund the scholarship. At the 50th Annual General Convention in Charlotte it was voted to take the initial funding of the first scholarship from the principle so that the scholarship could be awarded for the first time at the 50th Convention. The first scholarship was awarded in 2004 to President General Jonathan Hicks.

Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
The Diamond Jubilee Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Children of the Confederacy at the 60th Annual General Convention held in Texarkana, Arkansas. Efforts to raise funds for this scholarship began under the leadership of President General Miss Jessica Sizemore and the 2014-2015 General Executive Committee. President General Miss McGowan Storage and the 2015-2016 General Executive Committee continued raising funds, and the scholarship was fully funded ($30,000.00) at the 2016 General Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first Diamond Jubilee Scholarship was awarded to Miss Hailey Jenkins, Recording Secretary General, at the 62nd Annual General Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mrs. Alice Timmons Williams Memorial Scholarship
The Mrs. Alice Timmons Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 at the 62nd Annual General Convention held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mrs. Alice Williams served as Director General from 2000-2002 and served as Finance Chairman from 2002-2004 and from 2006 until the time of her death in 2015. Efforts to raise the funds needed were under the leadership of President General Miss McGowan Storage and the 2015-2016 General Executive Committee. The corpus of the scholarship (30,000.00) was completed at the 62nd General Convention as well as funds ($600.00) for the initial funding (one year) of the first scholarship award. Due to the generosity of Mr. Wayne E. Williams and Miss Malinda L. Williams, Honorary President of General, along with the United Daughters of the Confederacy/Children of the Confederacy and its Divisions, Chapters and members, the first Mrs. Alice Timmons Williams Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Miss Savannah Mills, Chaplain General, at the 62nd Annual General Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Criteria

Members must have active records in the Children of the Confederacy, have and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, and be endorsed by their Chapters and Divisions (or Chapters Where No Divisions).

All scholarships are renewable each year if the recipient’s grades remain at the required level. The Scholarship Committee consists of the President General, Director General, Second Vice President General, and Treasurer General. For more information about General scholarships, contact the Second Vice President General.