American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Friday
Awarded By:

American Legion Auxiliary

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Five awards offered annually - one provided for each geographical region of the American Legion Auxiliary.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a non-traditional student who is returning to college after an extended absence or one who is beginning higher education for the first time at a non-traditional age.
  2. Must be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  4. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as an undergraduate student.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for non-traditional students who are members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Applicants must be a non-traditional student who is returning to college after an extended absence or one who is beginning higher education for the first time at a non-traditional age. Learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • FAFSA by 03/01/2017
Additional Information: The American Legion Auxiliary provides scholarships each year to members who are returning to college after a period of absense from education, as well as those students who are attending college for the first time at a non-traditional age. Selection will be based on participation in the American Legion Auxiliary, financial need, and academic potential.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Applications can be found on the American Legion Auxiliary website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must submit: four letters of recommendation (one letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, including the size of class and the student's position in the class, and the student's cumulative grade point average; one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice; and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship, and leadership); original essay responses to the prompts listed on the application; a certified transcript or photocopy of the applicant's high school grades; a copy of ACT or SAT test scores; and a brief statement of the military service of parent or parents, including the branch of service and dates of service, or a photocopy of parent's or parents' discharge papers. Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Applicants must present the completed application to the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit President on or before the deadline date. The winning entry for each unit shall be certified by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit President and mailed to the department secretary on or before March 15.
Contact: Maria Potts
Address: 777 N. Meridian St. Third Floor Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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