Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon

A $5,000 scholarship will be given to 5 junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Each Division will be receiving one gift scholarship.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicants must be in their senior year of an accredited high school.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • School:
    Applicants must be in their senior year of an accredited high school.
  • College:
    This is a four-year scholarship to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Organization:
    Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary
  • Miscellaneous:
    Participation in this scholarship program shall be on a voluntary basis in all units and departments.No unit may enter more than one applicant in the department competition. Each department is restricted to submitting one applicant to the divisional competition.Please note that you must have an American Legion Auxiliary Unit sponsor you and present your application to Department.
  • Other Benefits:
    Applicant must continue membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year-scholarship period.Use of the scholarship must begin within 24 months of the date the winner receives notification by National Headquarters.If the winner discontinues his/her education or membership in the American Legion Auxiliary before completing four years of study (eight semesters), the balance of the scholarship will be forfeited. The winner will have six years from the date of high school graduation to utilize the scholarship funds.

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Judging, at all levels, shall be on the following basis:a. Character/Leadership 30%b. Essay/Application 30%c. Scholarship 40%
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    An original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, doublespaced).The title of the essay will be "How Military Families are Keeping the Promise to Preserve our Freedom."
  • Recommendation Letters:
    The following four letters of recommendation are required:a. One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the schoolfrom which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class andstudent's position in class, and the 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 theapplicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
  • Other Materials:
    A copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, or a copy of the FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page or FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)A copy of ACT or SAT test scores.

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