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 to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.
Application Deadline The deadline for submitting applications for the American Legion Auxiliary's Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship was March 1, 2019.
There may, however, be scholarships available at your state or local level. You can find a directory of state offices here.
You may also want to check into scholarships available through The American Legion at https://www.legion.org/scholarships.
Scholarships AwardedThree $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually per geographic division, for a total of 15 scholarships. 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. Scholarship Deadline: March 1 of each calendar yearNote to military families: Students who are military dependents living overseas may submit their application to the American Legion Auxiliary department in their sponsor’s home of record. Department contact information may be found at www.alaforveterans.org/About/Department-State-Headquarters.
Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below.
“Being chosen as a scholarship recipient is an emotional accomplishment. I’m very honored and grateful that the American Legion Auxiliary members are supporting me in my academic endeavors. I hope to use
my education to really make a difference some day."
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