Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
16
Days
May 31 2021
Application Deadline
Yes
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - Current American Legion membership (include copy of current card), Statement of parent(s) annual income
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Test Scores
  • Checkmark Transcript
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Joseph P. Gavenonis Plan I

Description

The Joseph P. Gavenonis Plan I is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This scholarship is for Pennsylvania High School seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four-year college in the state of Pennsylvania. Applicants who are eligible are children or grandchildren of American Legion Department of Pennsylvania members, who are deceased, ICU, or MIA, or has a parent or grandparent who has been in the military or is a military member in good standing in the American Legion. Membership in The American Legion must be documented by either a photocopy of current membership card or Letter on Post stationery by Post Commander, Adjutant or Finance Officer attesting to person's membership in good standing including length of years. If deceased, a statement that the person was a member in good standing at the time of their death should be provided. If killed in action or missing in action is claimed, documentation from the U.S. Department of Defense must accompany the application. Take note that not sending a transcript and SAT scores can prevent the application from being considered. Statement of parent/s income may be a W-2 or a photocopy of the first page of a 1040 form. Total income must be $70,000 or less to be considered eligible.

Amount Details

$500
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Pennsylvania
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Pennsylvania
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Legion or Auxiliary

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Current American Legion membership (include copy of current card), Statement of parent(s) annual income
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Test Scores
  • Checkmark Transcript
Contact Samuel W. Worley
Scholarship Endowment Fund Chairman
worley.samuel@gmail.com
Tel: 717-504-2441 Address P.O. Box 2324
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2324