Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the Oldest and Largest Organizations of Catholic Women in the Americas and today numbers 66,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 local courts  in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. 


On this page you will find the most current happenings from National.   For more information about the national Catholic Daughters please visit their website at 

National Officers

58th National Convention

Dallas, Texas

July 15-19, 2020

We want all Catholic Daughters of the Americas to head to Texas for the next National Convention to be held July 15-19, 2020, at the downtown Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas. There will be tours and lots of neat stores at which to shop. Hey, ladies, check this out - Neiman Marcus is only one city block from the convention site! You can visit the George Bush Presidential Library as well as the 6th Floor Museum from which Lee Harvey Oswald sat himself down to shoot John F. Kennedy. Lots of history here as well.


So, be sure to save the date and mark your calendars because you will not want to miss out on guessing “WHO IS THE REAL MINNIE PEARL?”

To learn more about the national convention click here

***Do you plan to attend the National Convention?  If so your paperwork (registration & meal form) and fees need to be turned in to Julia by May 20th.  Contact her for the forms or they can be downloaded from the National Catholic Daughters website.  All paperwork and monies (Court Checks only) need to be turned into the National Office by June 1, 2020. ***

National Scholarships

The National Court awards various scholarships each year.  An application and cover sheet can be obtained on the National website  Below are the four types of scholarships they award along with deadlines and links to the applications.



     Number of scholarships: Three

     Amount of scholarship: $2.500

     Age Requirement: The recipients must be enrolled in a graduate program at a College or University.

     Deadline:  April 1, 2020

     Application link:  Fr Bachmann Graduate Scholarship Application


     Number of scholarships: One

     Amount of scholarship: $2.000

     Age Requirement: A member of a Catholic Daughters of the Americas Campus Court

     Deadline:  April 1, 2020

     Application link:  Campus Court Scholarship Application


     Number of scholarships: Two

     Amount of scholarship: $1.000

     Age Requirement: A student who will be a freshman at a Catholic high school in Fall 2018.

     Deadline:  April 1, 2020

     Application link:  2019 Scholarship Catholic HS


     Number of scholarships: One

     Amount of scholarship: $1.000

     Age Requirement: A JCDA Member entering College in the Fall of 2018.

     Deadline:  April 1, 2020

     Application link:  2019 JCDA Scholarship

The 1903 Society is designed to help maintain the national office in New York.  It is a way members or courts can donate money and help preserve the building while being recognized for their contributions.  The above video showcases the office and as you can see in the video, so repairs are needed. 

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