Sidney Lanier Memorial Scholarship

The Sidney Lanier Memorial Scholarship was established in 1939 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, California Division, Children of the Confederacy, in memory of Sidney Lanier to support undergraduate scholarships to descendants of a veteran of the Confederate Army of the Civil War.

The donors have requested the following candidate preferences:

  1. Members of Children of the Confederacy.
  2. Members of the California Division UDC, or their descendants.
  3. Scholarships may be open to any qualified graduate student, provided there are no undergraduate applicants, or when funds are sufficient for both undergraduate and graduate student applications.

Sidney Lanier was a “Southern Poet-Musician” A veteran of the Confederate Army, he eventually became a professor of literature at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. He passed away in 1881 from complications caused by tuberculosis.

While UCLA administers the award, eligible candidates may attend any UC campus who meet the criteria established by the Confederacy, California Division, Children of the Confederacy, and approved by the Education Committee. Please visit the United Daughters of the Confederacy, California Division website to apply.

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