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American Legion Legacy Scholarship

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship for children or legally adopted children of parents who are active in the U.S. military, National Guard and Reserve, including those who died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Eligible students must plan to attend full time a two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. and be U.S. citizens. Either the student or parent must have military experience, be retired from active duty, disabled or killed in service, a prisoner of war or missing in action.

Scholarship money can be used in the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college. It is not renewable; however, students may reapply for up to six years as long as they are a full-time student pursuing a degree. Students must demonstrate financial need.

One of the goals of the American Legion is to help children of military personnel continue their post-secondary education. The American Legion estimates over 11,000 children have lost a parent in war. The organization to-date has awarded 99 scholarships, and each year the scholarships grow in number and dollar amount. The American Legion continues to raise funds to ensure the Legacy Scholarship trust fund can offer scholarships to more military children.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,000 - $5,000.

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