National SAR – JROTC Recognition Program

JROTC AWARD $2,000!

The Utah Society Sons of the American Revolution (Utah SAR) invites all JROTC cadets who live in the State of Utah and have interest in the American Revolution to notify their JROTC leadership of their interest to participate in the National SAR Award Contest.

AWARD DESCRIPTION:
If there is an SAR chapter contest with more than one unit participating in the chapter’s area, the outstanding JROTC cadet of the SAR chapter may receive a bronze medallion on a neck ribbon and a ribbon bar with a gold frame and a bronze star to wear on the ribbon bar.

If only one unit enters the contest, that entry must go through the chapter for approval in order to advance to the State level contest. The outstanding JROTC cadet winning at the SAR state-level society may receive a silver medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar and a silver star for the ribbon bar.

The outstanding JROTC cadet winning at the national level will receive a gold medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar, and a gold star to wear on the ribbon bar. The National SAR will provide a cash award of $2,000 and up to $1,000 in travel expense funds to the program winner. The second place national award recipient will receive a cash award of $1,000 from the SAR. The third place national award recipient will receive a cash award of $500 from the SAR.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS: March 30th Each Year.

AWARD INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Selection criteria are primarily left up to the Senior Military Instructor and should include merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship, and general excellence. The Senior Military Instructor may have full latitude in making the selection of JROTC cadet applicants.
  2. The application, with all required attachments should be completed by the Senior Military Instructor and forwarded to the Utah SAR JROTC contest contact for the nominated cadet applicant.
  3. For the state-level society contest, each JROTC cadet must submit an original essay on the topic “How ROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States.” The essay may be composed on a computer, typewriter, or by hand in black ink. The applicant’s essay will also be used in the national-level contest (If there is a chapter contest, SAR chapters may also require copies of the applicant’s essay). Applicants may use additional pages as required to reply to the following prompts found on the application, with the applicant’s name listed at the top of those pages. Click this link for the JROTC Application.
  4. Utah SAR members, including a representative from the Utah SAR Board of Managers will serve as judges at the chapter and state levels.

    2016 JROTC Winner Cadet Miner with parents

Utah SAR JROTC Contest Contact:
Major Kit K. Workman
(801) 402-8200
kworkman1@aol.com