The students, all seniors, included Clay City's Asieavae Jeffers, Northview's Aubrey Welton, Terre Haute South's Stephanie Thiede, Terre Haute North's Eliot Utterback, and West Vigo's Abigail-Charity Williams.
The students were honored at the chapter's December meeting at Peddle Park.
Thiede was chosen to represent the Fort Harrison Chapter and will advance to the state scholarship contest. Winners are then chosen on the division and national level. The national winner will be honored in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., in June.
Each student's entry had been previously scored by four non-DAR judges who are retired educators. The decision was based on the student's scholastic record, leadership, community service and written essay.
The contest was conducted by Chapter Chairman Diane Gaskin.