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Waterford Township Post 311 provides a $1,000.00 scholarship

American Legion Post 311


Waterford Township Post 311 Scholarships

1. Waterford Township Post 311 provides a $1,000.00 scholarship each year to sons and daughters of Post Members. Applicants must be a member of the current graduating class.

2. The APPLICANT MUST ALREADY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY A TWO OR FOUR YEAR COLLEGE and must provide evidence of his/her acceptance.

3. ONLY TWO OR FOUR YEAR COLLEGES WILL BE ACCEPTED; trade schools which do not provide a college degree at the completion of the program will not qualify.

4. The APPLICANT MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF A VETERAN. This includes only natural or adopted sons or daughters, spouses, stepchildren, grandchildren, parents of the veteran or the veteran him/herself. Aunts, uncles, cousins and great grandchildren do not qualify.

5. The SPONSORING VETERAN MUST BE A MEMBER OF AMERICAN LEGION POST 311 in good standing. (the veteran's dues must be paid in full and be paid up to date.)

6. The scholarship PAYMENT WILL BE REMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE APPLICANT OR TO THE APPLICANT'S PARENTS if the applicant is under 21 years of age.

7. To determine the scholarship winner, in the event that more than one qualified applicant has applied, the names of all qualified applicants will be placed in a pool and THE WINNER'S NAME WILL BE RANDOMLY DRAWN from that pool.

8. The SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE AWARDED TO AN APPLICANT ONLY ONCE. An applicant may apply for the scholarship as often as he/she wishes, but after he/she has won the scholarship, that applicant becomes ineligible for any future post 311 scholarships.

9. An APPLICATION MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY THE APPLICANT. If the applicant is under the age of 21, the application must also be signed by at least one parent. In addition, the application must provide the name, address and relationship of the sponsoring veteran. A photocopy of the applicant's acceptance letter must also accompany the application from the college or university or other evidence of acceptance to the school. The completed, signed application and photocopy of the acceptance letter must be mailed / delivered to post 311 in one sealed envelope on or before April 15.

10.The DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE APRIL 15 annually. Announcement of the winner's name will be made at the first regularly scheduled meeting of post 311 on the first Monday in May. The post adjutant will notify all applicants in writing of the scholarship results by May 15 annually.

The APPLICATION MUST LEGIBLE and should be either typed or printed by hand. >



Boys State Scholarships

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.

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 and Children & Youth Division.
Application (PDF)

Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship

The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.

Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva. Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.

After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer for Batavia Post 504.

This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals Batavia Post 504 has continued awarding this scholarship to date.

National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.

Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funding comes from The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.

In addition to the national organization�s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.

Click here to learn more about the Oratorical Contest

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship program to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

Scholarships Awarded
One annually per Auxiliary geographic division
$2,500 | $2,000 | $1,500

Scholarship Criteria

These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

Parent must have served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below.

WW I April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918
WW II December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
Korean War June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam War February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon and Grenada August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Desert Shield/Storm
Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to date of cessation

Applicant must complete 50 hours of community service during his/her high school years

Application on Website

The American Legion, Department of New Jersey, Scholarship

Two $4,000 ($1,000 per year for 4 years)
Three $2,000 ($1,000 per year for 2 years)
Two $1,000 ($1,000 for 1 year)

Application forms must be postmarked no later than February 15, 20xx.

1. Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant of a member of The American Legion, Department of New Jersey (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, etc.)
2. Applicant�s forbearer must be a current member of The American Legion, Department of New Jersey, or if deceased, a MEMBER AT TIME of death.
3. Applicant must be a member of the graduating class of high school including Vo-tech for the year 2010.
4. Applicant must use the award the year he or she received it.

For Instructions and Forms go to Department of NJ

The Camden County American Legion, Scholarship

For Instructions and Forms go to New Jersey Camden County Legion

The following are available to all students, please check each for additional information:

AXA Achievements Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation.
Fifty-two winners - one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico - are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each.
From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. These top ten also receive the offer of an internship with AXA.
Usually in December
Award Amount:
$10,000 - $25,00
Website/Contact Info:

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program

The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides funding for: Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room and Board.
To be eligible to compete, an individual must: Graduate from high school this academic year; Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75; Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university during the next year; Be a US citizen or permanent resident; and Demonstrate financial need.
Scholars may begin their college career by entering into either a 2-or 4-year accredited in-state college/university, as long as they stay on track to complete a bachelor's degree program.
Usually In February
Award Amount:
$5,000 - $20,000
Website/Contact Info

Burger King Scholars Program

Burger King assists students who work part-time and excel academically. Since 2000, the program has granted more than 11,000 scholarships throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Students may apply from public, private, vocational, technical, parochial and alternative high schools throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Applicants must be high school seniors who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. They must also work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (unless individual circumstances prevents the student's involvement).
Awards must be used for educational expenses, such as tuition or required fees and books, and must be used during the first year of college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.
Please note that students DO NOT have to be employed at a Burger King restaurant to be eligible for a scholarship.
Usually in February
Award Amount:
Website/Contact Info:

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists in mid-November and notified by mail and email. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.
Semifinalist applications will be due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.
Award Amount:
$10,000 - $20,000
Usually in October
Website/Contact Info:

National Institute of Grants For Women

This organization is a global virtual resource for women and girls of all ages, and they've helped thousands of individuals find the right opportunity for college funding. They aim to be of assistance to women all over the world - but primarily in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa.
Their mission is to empower, educate, and enable women to accomplish their goals in the easiest and fastest way possible. The end product is a large pool of successful and productive female talent.
Their web site lists tons of opportunities from foundations, organizations and corporations that are designed to assist women in paying for education. Some of their opportunities even help women start or expand an existing business.
Award Amount:
Website/Contact Info:


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