American Legion Auxiliary
announces availability of scholarships
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[November 15, 2016]
- Applications are being accepted for four Illinois scholarships
sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #263, Department of
Illinois, as well as Children and Youth Scholarship, two Nurses
Scholarships, and three National Scholarships. Those interested in
applying should contact Marlene Schrader, Education Chairman for the
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #263 Lincoln, phone (217) 732-4759.
Available scholarships include:
Ada Mucklestone Scholarship: Providing $1,000.00 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. Applicant must be in their senior year or a graduate of an
accredited high school, but they may not have attended an
institution of higher learning. Applicant must be a resident of the
State of Illinois.
Illinois Scholarship For Junior Members: Awarding as many
$1,000.00 scholarships as funds permit. Candidates for this award
shall be junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary,said Junior
to have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the
past three (3) years and must now hold a junior membership card for
the current year. . Junior members may be daughters, granddaughters,
great-granddaughters or sisters of the veteran. Must also be a
resident of Illinois. Applicant must be in their senior year or a
graduate of an accredited high school, but they may not have
attended an institution of higher learning.
Mildred R. Knoles (Opportunity) Scholarship: Awarding as many
$1,000.00 scholarships, as funds permitting. 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/university
education and who is a resident of the State of Illinois.
Children and Youth Scholarship: Awarding $1,000 scholarships
to college students who specialize in education of physically and
mentally handicapped children. Applicant must be in sophomore or
junior Class in college when applications are made. Applicant must
be in the upper half of the class and in need of financial
assistance. Important: Applicant must be a resident of
The National American Legion Auxiliary has the following
Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship:
Candidates for this award shall be children of US 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 applicant must complete (50) hours of community service
during his/her high school years to be eligible for one of these
scholarships. There will be one $3,500, one $3,000 and one $2,500
scholarship awarded in each National Divisions.
Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members: One Junior
member in each National Division will receive scholarships valued at
$5,000. The applicant must have held membership in the American
Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years and currently
holds a current membership card, and continue to maintain her
membership throughout the four-year scholarship period.
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The Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: These scholarships are available
for a student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which
his/her formal school was interrupted. The applicant must be a member 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 a current member. One
$2,000 scholarship will be awarded in each National Division.
Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship: Applicant must be in their
senior year of High School or be a graduate of an accredited High School and
must be in need of financial assistance to continue their education. Each
successful applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship which is awarded in July.
Scholarships are awarded only to full-time students enrolled in accredited
schools or hospital programs. Applications for the Past Presidents Parley Nurses
Scholarship may be obtained from Mrs. Schrader.
Edna Mae Unfer 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 previously received a Nurses’ Scholarship from
the American Legion Auxiliary may apply again. This is a $1,000 scholarship.
American Legion Scholarships are also available. Applicant must be a
dependent of a Living American Legion Member or a dependent of a deceased
member. Applicant must be a senior in an accredited high school at the time of
application which will graduate in the current school year. Applicant must be a
citizen of the United States.
Students are also encouraged to check with your schools today for a copy of
“Need a lift?” pamphlet for other Educational Opportunities in Career Loans and
Scholarships. They may be obtained on-line:
[Marlene Schrader, American Legion