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Scholarship Programs

The American Legion Family offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. Contact your local Post to find out about local scholarships, or click the links below for more information and details.

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Cerullo Memorial Scholarship:  Up to four (4) Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each will be awarded annually. One (1) new and up to three (3) renewable scholarships to previous winners

The William P.O'Connell Memorial Scholarship:  One (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded annually.

 

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship:  The American Legion offers the Legacy Scholarship for children whose parents are killed while serving their country.

NY Oratorical Contest & Scholarship:  To develop knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution in High School Students

Scholarship in Memory of PNC Richard Pedro:  The Department of New York is offering a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Past National Commander Richard M. Pedro, who was also a past department commander and long-time department adjutant. The scholarship is available to high school seniors residing in New York State who are descendants (child, grandchild, great-grandchild) of living or deceased Legionnaires; or who are children of New York service members who died in the war on terrorism. Deadline for submitting an application is June 15. The application must be accompanied by an essay less than 500 words or a video on the topic of “the importance of The American Legion in my community.” The scholarship will be awarded during the annual Department Convention in July.

The Hannah K. Vuolo Memorial Scholarship: The Department of New York offers the Dr. Hannah K. Vuolo Memorial Scholarship for a high school senior or graduate planning to pursue a degree in secondary education. Annual deadline is May 1.

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship:  Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department. The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund.

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship:  For high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated for American Legion membership.

The Eagle Scout of the Year:  The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500. Further information is available from department adjutants or the Americanism Division.

The 8 & 40 Nursing & Respitory Therapist Scholarship:The Eight and Forty scholarship applicant must attend an accredited school of nursing or a accredited respiratory therapist program

 

DEPARTMENT OF NY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS

NOTE: Applications for all Scholarships must be accompanied by a Scholarship Cover Sheet

Department Scholarship:  For eligible candidates wishing to further his/her higher education.

Department District Scholarship: For eligible candidates wishing to further his/her higher education.

Raymond T. Wellington Jr. Memorial Scholarship:  For eligible candidates wishing to further his/her higher education.

MaryAnn K. Murtha Scholarship:  For eligible candidates wishing to further his/her higher education.

Helen Klimek Student Scholarship:  For eligible candidates wishing to further his/her higher education.

 

NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS

NOTE: Applications for all Scholarships must be accompanied by a Scholarship Cover Sheet

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

 

 

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