The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarship is a one-year,
$3,000 nonrenewable scholarship. To be eligible, the applicant must
be an Illinois high school senior and have taken the ACT or SAT.
The Illinois Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship is a one-year scholarship
with the amount to be determined. To be eligible, the applicant must
be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted into a
pre-approved nursing program (a copy of the acceptance letter must
accompany the application) or may already be a student in an
approved school of nursing in Illinois. The applicant must prove
satisfactory in academic record, character, interest and activity
record, and financial need.
Priority will be given to a dependent of a deceased or disabled
veteran. The scholarship will be given to a student nurse in
training in the following order: third-year student, second-year
student and first-year student.
For each scholarship offered, preference will be given to
applicants who are a child or grandchild of a veteran.
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The Illinois AMVETS and Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will do
the judging of the scholarship applications submitted. Only the
winning scholarship recipients will be notified. The winners will
select the college of their choice.
If school counselors do not provide application materials, the
forms may be obtained by writing to the address below, which is also
the address for mailing the completed applications and accompanying
AMVETS Department of Illinois State
2200 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62703
For more information, call 217-528-4713.
[Text from file received from
Arnold Haak, commander, Lincoln AMVETS Post 71]