American Legion Auxiliary accepting applications for six scholarships

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[January 26, 2023]   The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois, has $1,000 scholarships available for graduating High School Seniors or students already in College. Further information and application forms may be obtained by contacting Roseann Coers, 17th District Education Chairman, at 217-737-2534.

Deadline for Department scholarship applications to be submitted to sponsoring Unit is March 15th.

1. Children and Youth Scholarship: Applicant must be working towards a degree in Education with emphasis on the subject required for teaching mentally or physically challenged children; sophomore or junior in college; class rank in upper half of the class.

2. Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members: Shall be/shall have been Junior members who are graduating high school seniors; Junior member, dues paid for the past three years with current 2022 membership card; may be the daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, sisters of the veteran; may also apply for the National Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members.

3. Ada Mucklestone Scholarship: Graduating high school seniors who are children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois or a member in good standing of The American Legion Family, Department of Illinois.

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4. Mildred R. Knoles Scholarship: Students already in College, may apply annually as long as applicant is a full-time college student

Deadline for Nurses scholarship applications to be submitted to sponsoring Unit is April 10th.

5. Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship: Senior in High School of graduate of accredited High School; full time student; enrolled in accredited nursing school or hospital program; may apply annually.

6. Edna Mae Unfer Nurses Scholarship: Applicant must be 30 years of age or older seeking a career in nursing and currently accepted into an accredited nursing program or enrolled in classes required for the nursing program. Scholarship is awarded only to individuals enrolled in an accredited school or hospital program.

[Roseann Coers]


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