American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a scholarship. The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years; must hold a membership card for the current year; and must continue to maintain membership throughout the four-year scholarship period. Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees and other appropriate expenses. Applicant must be in their senior year of an accredited high school.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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