Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
104
Days
March 15 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio Department President's Scholarship

Description

The American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio awards one scholarship of $1,500 annually. This is a gift scholarshipÔÇönot a loan. The amount is sent in payments directly to the college of the winnerÔÇÖs choice. One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to the second place scholarship applicant. The amount to be paid as requested by the school. Order additional applications from: American Legion Auxiliary, Scholarship Coordinator, PO Box 2760, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2760, or by downloading from the alaohio.org website under the Scholarships tab. The applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran or a son or daughter (adopted, step, grand, or great-grand) of a living, deceased, or disabled honorably discharged veteran who served during these active war dates: Due to the July 30, 2019, signing of the Let Everyone Get Involved with Opportunities for National Service ÔÇô The LEGION ACT ÔÇô eligibility for membership in The American Legion has been changed from the former seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917 ÔÇô Nov. 11, 1918, Dec. 7, 1941 ÔÇô current. Attach to the application a photocopy of the veteranÔÇÖs Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (i.e.: Form DD-214) or other government document showing time served on active military duty during the eligibility period(s) indicated above. The applicant must be sponsored by an Ohio American Legion Auxiliary Unit. The applicant must be preparing to enter his/her freshman year of college. The completed application must be returned to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit by March 1, 2021. The following items must accompany the application: Three letters of recommendation from: A member of the clergy or a representative to attest to devotional beliefs. A faculty member from the High School attended by the applicant. A representative of the community. An original essay of not more than 500 words entitled ÔÇ£Education and the American DreamÔÇØ. All words and symbols count. A transcript of High School grades. An officer of the sponsoring Unit must sign this application. A Unit may sponsor only one candidate per scholarship. Forward the application by the March 15, 2021 deadline with all supporting documents to the Department Education Chairman through mail.

Amount Details

$1,000
Low Amount Awarded
$1,500
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Ohio
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Legion or Auxiliary

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Contact Barbara Benz
Education Chairman
babzbenz6102@gmail.com
Address 6102 Charles Ave
Parma, OH 44129