Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon

American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon

A total of 15 scholarships dedicated to daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and great-grandsons of The American Legion members who are former Armed Forces personnel.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Financial Need:
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    ACT or SAT test scores
  • Extracurricular:
    Volunteer service within the community
  • Military:
    Candidates should be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces and member of The American Legion
  • Organization:
    The American Legion
  • Miscellaneous:
    Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years. Hours must be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s)Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, greatgranddaughters,great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibilitydates for membership in The American Legion.a. April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918 (WWI)b. December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946 (WWII)c. June 25, 1950 through January 31, 1955 (Korea)d. February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975 (Vietnam)e. August 24, 1982 through July 31, 1984 (Grenada and Lebanon)f. December 20, 1989 through January 31, 1990 (Panama)g. August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities (Persian Gulf to present)
  • Other Benefits:
    American Legion Auxiliary National Headquartersmust receive certification of enrollment within 12 months of a winners notification orthe scholarship will be forfeited. The scholarship must be used within 24 months of the datethe winner receives notification by National Headquarters, or the scholarship will be forfeited.Thus, if winning student does not wish to use monies for FIRST YEAR expenses, it must thenbe used for SECOND YEAR expenses or forfeited.

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Judging, at all levels, shall be on the following basis:Character/Leadership 25%Essay/Application 25%Financial Need 25%Scholarship 25%
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    An original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, double-spaced). The title ofthe essay will be "How Military Families are Keeping the Promise to Preserve ourFreedom."
  • Recommendation Letters:
    The following four letters of recommendation are required:a. One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which theapplicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class andthe cumulative grade point average.b. One letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice.c. Two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's characterin regard to conduct, citizenship, and leadership.
  • Other Materials:
    A letter from recipient organization(s) verifying 50 hours of voluntary service during high school years.A certified transcript or photocopy of the applicant's high school grades.A copy of ACT or SAT test scores.A copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, or a copy of the FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page, or the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).A brief statement of the military service of parent or grandparents, including the branch of service and dates of service, or a photocopy of parents or grandparents discharge papers.

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