American Legion Auxiliary offers scholarship opportunities
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[January 16, 2013]
Applications are being accepted for
Illinois scholarships sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit
263, Department of Illinois, as well as a Children and Youth
Scholarship, two nursing scholarships, and three national
Those interested in applying should contact Marlene Schrader,
education chairman for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 263 in
Lincoln, phone 217-732-4759.
Illinois scholarships for eligible
Providing $1,000 scholarships as funds
permit. Applicants for this scholarship shall be children,
grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in
the armed forces during eligibility dates for membership in the
American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or be a
graduate of an accredited high school, but they may not have
attended an institution of higher learning. Applicants must be
residents of Illinois.
Scholarship for Junior members -- Awarding as many $1,000
scholarships as funds permit. Candidates for this award shall be
Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, with the
Juniors to have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary
for the past three years and must now hold Junior membership
cards for the year 2013. Applicants must be in their senior year
or be a graduate of an accredited high school, but they may not
have attended an institution of higher learning. Applicants must
also be residents of Illinois.
Mildred R. Knoles
(Opportunity) Scholarship -- Awarding as many $1,000
scholarships as funds permit. Candidates for these scholarships
shall be veterans, children, grandchildren or
great-grandchildren of veterans who have served during the
eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion, who are
in need of financial assistance to continue their college or
university education, and who are residents of Illinois.
Scholarships for special education:
$1,000 scholarships to
college students who specialize in education of physically and
mentally handicapped children. Applicants must be in the
sophomore or junior class in college when applications are made.
Applicants must be in the upper half of the class and in need of
financial assistance. Important: Applicants must be
residents of Illinois.
- Children and Youth Scholarship --
The national American Legion Auxiliary has the following
Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship -- One
$2,500, one $2,000 and one $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in
each national division. Candidates for this award shall be direct
descendants, stepchildren or stepgrandchildren of U.S. wartime
veterans who served during one or more of the periods of war
officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in the
American Legion. The applicants must complete 50 hours of community
service during their high school years to be eligible for one of
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Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior members -- One
Junior member in each national division will receive a four-year
scholarship. The applicants must have held membership in the
American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years,
currently hold a 2013 membership card, and continue to maintain her
membership throughout the four-year scholarship period.
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship -- One $1,000 scholarship
will be awarded in each national division. These scholarships are
available for students returning to the classroom after some period
of time in which their formal schooling was interrupted. The
applicants must be members of the American Legion, the American
Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion; dues must have been
paid for the two preceding years; and must be current 2013 members.
The applicants must have completed at least one year of college and
be pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Each successful applicant will
receive a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded in July.
Applicants must be in their senior year of high school or be a
graduate of an accredited high school, and they must be in need
of financial assistance to continue their education.
Scholarships are awarded only to full-time students enrolled in
accredited schools or hospital programs. Applications for this
scholarship may be obtained from Mrs. Schrader.
Edna Mae Unfer
Scholarship -- This is a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must
be 30 years of age and older. They must be seeking a career in
nursing and currently accepted into an accredited nursing
program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program.
Any applicant who has preciously received a nurse scholarship
from the American Legion Auxiliary may apply again.
Scholarships from the American Legion:
are also available.
Applicants must be a dependent of a living American Legion
member or a deceased member. Applicants must be seniors in an
accredited high school at the time of application and scheduled
to graduate in the current school year. Applicants must be
citizens of the United States.
- American Legion Scholarships
Students are also encouraged to check with their schools for a
copy of the "Need a Lift?" pamphlet for other educational
opportunities with career loans and scholarships. The pamphlet may
also be obtained online at
[Text from file received from Marlene Schrader,
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 263]