Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
88
Days
March 1 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Dakota Scholarship for Colleges / Universities/Technical

Description

South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary shall award annually two $500 scholarships for a college/university and two $500 scholarships for technical institutions, in order to further education beyond high school level. The applicant shall be a. the child or grandchild of a veteran, or the child or grandchild of a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. b. not under sixteen (16) nor over twenty-two (22) years of age. c. financially unable to attend a university or technical institute after graduation from high school. d. a resident of South Dakota. e. a first time winner of this award; an applicant who has previously been awarded this scholarship is ineligible. The applicant shall submit a. Original article of not more than 500 words on ÔÇ£Why I want to attend a College/UniversityÔÇØ or ÔÇ£Why I want to attend a Technical Institute.ÔÇØ b. Copy of high school or current college/ university/technical institute grades. c. Completed application, stating actual need of financial assistance. d. All required documents to Department Education Chairman, postmarked by March 1. e. Letters of Recommendations as listed below. Letters of Recommendation: The applicant shall submit three (3) letters of recommendation; a. one letter from a member of the local American Legion Auxiliary. b. one letter from a school administrator from school he/she will graduate or currently attends, or clergy of the church he/she attends. c. one letter from a business person or representative citizen who knows him/her in community/home life. Letters of recommendation shall include statements of: a. Character ÔÇô giving standards of conduct, strength of character, adherence to truth and conscience, devotion to church and daily duties. b. Americanism ÔÇô fine ideals, love of country. c. Activities ÔÇô describing activities of church, school, organizations or community leadership ability, work history and personal magnetism. Application forms a. May be secured from the Department Education Chairman or Department Headquarters. b. Are mailed to Department Education Chairman on or before March 1.

Amount Details

$500
Low 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 be at least 16 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 22 years old
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of South Dakota
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Legion or Auxiliary

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Contact Mary Jo Boner
Scholarship Contact
Tel: 605-695-9695 Address 18057 461st Ave
Castlewood, SD 57223