Scholarships are now open; deadline to be turned into Unit President is March 1st, 2016!
The American Legion Auxiliary has several scholarships avaliable. Please see below for all the information and applications.
American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members 2016
Five scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded for 2106. One scholarship will be awarded in each division of the American Legion Auxiliary. All are gift scholarships and not loans.
- Must be a Junior Auxiliary Member
- Must have held Junior membership in the American Legion Auxiliar for the past three years and must hold a current membership card in the current year
- Applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year-scholarship
- Must be in their senior year of an accredited high school
- Must be of good character and have grades which meet entrance requirements at the institution of their choice
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA using a 4.0 base
- Use of the scholarship must begin within 24 months of the date the winner receives notification by National Headquarters. Additionally, National Headquarters must receive certification from the college of the winner's enrollment within 12 months of notification
- Must present the completed application packet to the unit President on or before March 1, 2016
Completed application must include the following:
- Completed application form for Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
- Four letters of recommendations
- Letter from either the prinicipal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate. Letter to include size of class, student's position in class, and the cumulative GPA
- One letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice
- Two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship, and leadership
- An original essay, consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, doublespaced). The title of the essay will be "How Military Families are Keeping the Promise to Preserve our Freedom"
- A certified transcript or photocopy of the applicant's high school grades
- A copy of the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, or a copy of the FASFA Summary Report and Confirmation Page or FASFA Student Aid Report (SAR)
- A copy of the ACT or SAT test scores