The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
You may send your check (Made payable to: The American Legion Legacy Fund 700 N Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Each donation goes into the Legacy Scholarship trust fund, which earns interest to be used for scholarships. Currently, the fund’s principal is $5.7 million. In 2012, $49,950 in aid was distributed to students
The trust fund remains untouched and grows with each donation. Scholarships are funded by the interest, which has awarded $291,895 in aid since 2004
As an unfortunate consequence of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terror, many children of our active-duty military personnel are now members of single-parent families. We are raising funds to ensure that higher education will be a reality for these families, but we need your help. It is estimated that over 11,000 children have lost a parent in the war overseas. That number continues to grow each day. The Legion is actively working to ensure that all those children who want a post-secondary education will be provided one. You may send your check (Made payable to: The American Legion Legacy Fund 700 N Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Each donation goes into the Legacy Scholarship trust fund, which earns interest to be used for scholarships. Currently, the fund’s principal is $5.7 million. In 2012, $49,950 in aid was distributed to students. The trust fund remains untouched and grows with each donation. Scholarships are funded by the interest, which has awarded $291,895 in aid since 2004 The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund. There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up. Aid offerd: The amount of aid and number of awards depend upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may re-apply for the award. Eligibility: Those eligible to apply for the scholarship shall be the child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. Legacy Scholarship Fund The American Legion National Committee on Education selected nine students this week the Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis to receive $20,000 for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. An additional 88 students were awarded $1,100 each. Since 1996, the Samsung American Legion Schlarship has awarded more than $4 million to nearly 1,500 applicants. The scholarship is available to high school juniors who participate in and complete the Boys State or Girls State programs, and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Students who qualify for and are interested in the Samsung Scholarship must submit a completed application to program staff upon their arrival to Boys State or Girls State. As an unfortunate consequence of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terror, many children of our active-duty military personnel are now members of single-parent families. We are raising funds to ensure that higher education will be a reality for these families, but we need your help.
The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund. There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up.
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