Spirit of Youth Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

American Legion Auxiliary

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Five awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must be a current member of the American Legion Auxiliary and have been a member for the past three years.
  5. Must be a female.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. female high school seniors who are current members of the American Legion Auxiliary and have been members for the past three years. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Spirit of Youth Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (4)
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA by 03/1/2019
Additional Information: The applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year scholarship period. Use of the scholarship must commence within 24 months of the date the winner receives notification by National Headquarters.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Applications are available on the American Legion Auxiliary website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must include: four letters of recommendation (one letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in class, and the 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); an original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, double-spaced) entitled "Pass It On – How Can I Be a Leader in the American Legion Auxiliary"; a certified transcript or photocopy of the high school grades of the applicant; and a copy of ACT or SAT test scores. Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the deadline date. The FAFSA is available online, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The applicant must present the completed application packet to the unit president on or before the deadline date. No unit may enter more than one applicant in the department competition. Each department is restricted to submitting one applicant to the divisional competition. The winning entry for each unit must be certified by the American Legion Auxiliary unit president and mailed to the department secretary, to be received on or before March 15.
Contact: Maria Potts
Address: 777 N. Meridian St. Third Floor Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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