The American Legion, on both a National and Post 372 level, offer a variety of Scholarships. Annually, the American Legion Post 372 awards the Jack Huhn Scholarship, Tom Goldy Scholarship and Lance Peck Scholarship. Below find information on them and also on other National American Legion Scholarships.
John R. Huhn, III SCHOLARSHIP
Jack was the Cherry Hill American Legion Post Commander who helped start the Baseball Program in 1989. He was the Post 372 Commander for 13 Years. Jack and his wife (Winn) attended most of our games until their health did not allow it. He was a strong supporter of our baseball program and for several years personally help pay for the cost of the program. Jack was a Naval Officer who served in WW II. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Jack earned 8 Varsity Letters in Baseball and Football. Jack passed away on 27 June 1997
Thomas Goldy Sr. SCHOLARSHIP
Tom was the Post 372 Commander from 2000 - 2006. He was an active supporter and fan of our Baseball Program. He was regularly looking for way to help us - financially and in other ways. Several times each sea-son, he would host cookouts and barbeques. During his tenure as Commander he created programs that generated revenues for the Post and allocated finan-cial support yearly for the Post 372 Baseball program. Tom's military career spanned 42 years both active duty and in the Air Force Reserves. Tom passed away 20 November 2006For more information and eligibility, contact Sue Shepperd.
Lance Peck Baseball SCHOLARSHIP
For more information and eligibility, contact Ron Krowiak.
Samsung American Legion Scholarship
Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. In 2016, 10 $20,000 scholarships and 89 $750 scholarships were awarded. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.3 million to approximately 1,970 applicants.
Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.
Samsung scholarships may be used for undergraduate or graduate and applied toward tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive a modest points advantage.
Scholarships are due no later than the first day of a participant’s American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. All applications must be submitted using the online application system by 11:59PM on this day. Participants should check their individual program coordinator as to whether or not the coordinator desires them to bring a hard copy of their submitted application materials. If a hard copy is required, participants will need to complete their application PRIOR to arrival at their respective program.
Note, should you have questions during the application process, we ask that you first contact your state’s Boys State or Girls State point of contact. You may find a listing for your point of contact in your delegate packet or by visiting www.boysandgirlsstate.org and following the links for your program.
Eagle Scout of Year Scholarship
The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500. Further information is available from department adjutants or the Americanism Division.
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Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 servicemembers through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a disability of 50 percent or higher. Our organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of our fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities.
Despite the best efforts of our federal and state governments to offer financial aid, an ever-broadening gap in funding is still notable. Through its American Legion Legacy Scholarship, The American Legion is able to ensure the children of our fallen and disabled, post-9/11 veterans are able to cover the cost of their educations, including graduate school.
Financial Aid Offered
The total amount of Legacy Scholarship money to be awarded varies based on the amount of donations received each year and the total amount of income derived from interest on the trust each year. Fifty percent of each amount is made available for awards each year – beginning with the 2017 award year. Each award made is good for one year and may be up to $20,000. The amount of each award is determined by the financial need of that student as determined by fiscal information provided by the applicant during the application process. Depending on the amount of total money available for award, the number of applicants and the total need in a given year, all applicants might not receive an award. However, The American Legion will strive to offer as many awards as possible.
All applications new or renewal must be submitted using the online scholarship submission system NO LATER THAN April 20.
National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.
Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.
Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States.
In addition to the national organization’s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.
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