- You MUST be a Lineage member of the Alden Kindred of America, Inc.
- Be a graduating high school
- Provide the committee with
your high school transcript mailed directly from your school.
- Have confirmed plans to
attend a college or university of higher learning to further your
a descendant of John Alden and have completed all membership
requirements of The Alden Kindred of America, Inc., at least six
months prior to the scholarship deadline. Note: Because
membership requirements can take many months to complete (see
"Membership Information and Requirements"), it is
recommended that application for membership (if the scholarship
applicant is not already a member) be started at least one year
prior to the scholarship deadline.
- Provide two references,
including names, addresses and telephone numbers. One must be a
personal reference and one must be a school reference.
- Provide information on your
interests, hobbies, school, and community activities, including any
- Submit a typewritten
research paper of from 750 to 1,000 words. The topic selected must be
from the Early American Period (1620-1750). Footnotes and a
bibliography of your references are to be included. This paper should
be prefaced by a short paragraph explaining why you are applying for
this scholarship. All papers submitted become the property of The
Alden Kindred of America, Inc.
- Your application must be
received by March 1st. Send it to Alden Kindred of America, Inc., P.O.
Box 2754, Duxbury, MA 02331.
The committee will review each
application on the basis of information submitted in accordance with the
prior items. Once all other qualifications have been met, the Committee
will then make its selections based on the content and originality of
your research paper.
The winner will be announced
by May 15th. The decision of the Committee will be final.
The scholarship will be
presented at the annual Alden Kindred meeting held the first Saturday in
If you cannot attend the
Annual Meeting in person, the scholarship check will be mailed to you
upon receipt of a letter confirming proof of college acceptance.
Note: The exact amount of
the scholarship awarded will depend on the funds available. Awards in
past years have totaled at least one thousand dollars.