Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
206
Days
February 15 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund

Description

The name of this fund shall be the "Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund". The fund will "be used by The American Legion for the purpose of assisting financially, in the education of needy and worthy children of American Legion members and/or such children of American Legion Auxiliary members of the Department of Kansas". The sex, color or creed of the applicant is not a factor in final determination by the Scholarship Committee. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically. Only High School seniors, College level freshmen or sophomores who are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved Junior College, College, University or Trade School located in the state of Kansas will be considered. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran; the parent(s) must have been a member of The Kansas American Legion and/or Kansas American Legion Auxiliary for the past three (3) consecutive years. The applicant may be the son or daughter of a deceased member whose membership was paid up in The American Legion and/or Auxiliary in the year of death. One (1) $500.00 scholarship to be paid at the start of Fall semester (One Year Only). Applications must be received in The American Legion Headquarters, 1314 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612, by February 15th. Three letters of recommendation - one must be from a teacher. High School transcript. Must show grade point average. Latest 1040 income statement of supporting parent(s). Parents papers must show date of entry and release from active duty. DD 214ÔÇÖs are acceptable. Recent picture must accompany application, to be used for publicity purposes only. Scholarship form can be accessed here: https://kansaslegion.org/forms.

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
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Kansas
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Legion or Auxiliary
  • Checkmark Must be a dependent of the service(s) specified above

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Latest 1040 income statement, Certified or photostatic copy of veteran parent discharge showing enlistment and discharge dates,
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Personal Photograph
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
Contact Address The American Legion Headquarters
1314 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612