Scholarship Program Applicaition


Dear Scholarship Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in attaining a scholarship from American Legion Post 331.

American Legion Post 331 established this financial aid program to assist worthy students from Indiana High Schools and Indiana Secondary/Post High Schools attain their educational objectives, and to contribute to the development of an informed citizenry. It is in the tradition of The American Legion that we demonstrate our commitment to community, state and nation through our efforts on behalf of young people.

As the child or grandchild of a Legionnaire, who is an active member of American Legion Post 331, you no doubt appreciate the price paid for our liberty and our way of life. Not all are called to serve, but all are called to participate in the processes by which our republic is maintained. We hope those students who receive a scholarship from American Legion Post 331 will embrace the responsibilities of citizenship and repay it many times over in service to others.

Please complete the attached application and submit it to American Legion Post 331 no later than close of business on May 1, 2018.

I wish you well with your continued educational pursuits and with your attempt to attain a scholarship from American Legion Post 331.




Richard D. Holmes

American Legion Post 331

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American Legion Post 331 is awarding a $4,000.00 grant to a graduating senior of an Indiana High School or a student enrolled in an Indiana Secondary/Post High School, in recognition of academic excellence as well as high school and community involvement and achievement.


Eligibility for The American Legion scholarship is open to the children, grandchildren, or legally adopted relatives of current paid members of American Legion Post 331 and children and grandchildren of members who are deceased and who, at the time of their death, were current paid members of American Legion Post 331.


Applicant must be a graduate of an Indiana High School or enrolled in an Indiana Secondary/Post High School.

Complete the application only if you are enrolled in or have been accepted for enrollment at an Indiana post-secondary institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, and technical schools.††

Note:† Application will be reviewed for completeness, content, and appearance.

Completed applications must be received at our office address listed below no later than close of business on 1 May 2018 or the next business day in the event Post 331 is closed.

American Legion Post 331

636 East Main Street

Brownsburg, IN† 46112-1423 (Attn:††† Scholarship Committee Chairman)

Type or print clearly all requested information.

Do not omit any information.† If a question does not apply, enter N/A.

Submit all required signatures, certifications and requested attachments.† Applications submitted without all requested information will not be considered and will be returned.

The winner of this scholarship will be notified by the scholarship committee after review of all applications.

Note:†† Previous winners cannot reapply for this scholarship

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A grant of $500.00 per academic semester will be given directly to the post high school institution of higher learning by American Legion Post 331.† The scholarship maybe used for:

Tuition; Room and Board; Class Textbooks;

Other college/university required fees

The scholarship winner must provide a copy of their grades at mid-term and a certified copy of their transcript for the past academic year to American Legion Post 331, 636 East Main Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112-1423 (attention scholarship committee).† The scholarship winner must maintain a full-time student status with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and have a GPA of 2.0 or greater. This must occur for a total of eight (8) academic semesters.† Renewal of the award will be automatic each school semester provided the aforementioned requirements have been met.

The scholarship winner must continue to attend an Indiana institution of higher learning, including universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, and technical schools.

In the event the scholarship winner does not remain enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning within the State of Indiana or falls below a 2.0 GPA, the winner forfeits all scholarship rights.† If scholarship funds are paid for a semester in which the student drops enrollment, the student will be liable for repayment of the scholarships funds paid to the college or university.


I, ††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† , hereby certify:

That I have read, understand, and agree to American Legion Post 331 scholarship program requirements contained in the document herein;

That the information submitted in this scholarship package is true and correct;

That all proceeds from any grant will be used for the purposes specified; and

That I will comply with all conditions set forth in this scholarship.

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Telephone Number:† ______________________________________________

If you are currently attending above school, provide GPA †††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††and copy of transcripts.†

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Please attach an essay of at least 500 words describing the reason(s) why you wish to be considered for The American Legion scholarship, the purpose to which the grant will be utilized, your relationship to The American Legion and what this relationship has meant to you.† In addition, your essay should describe how you will use this scholarship to benefit your future and benefit the future of the United States of America.† Ensure you sign your completed essay.

If approved, will you permit the use of your name, likeness and excerpts from your essay for publicity purposes by American Legion Post 331?†††††††††††† ††

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Paid Memberís Name:	  										
Organization:				American Legion Post 331			    
Memberís ID Number:							Relationship:				
Memberís Signature:							 	Date:			

The above named applicant is a student at:   							
   						                 (High School or Institution of Higher Learning) 
If high school, the above named applicant has applied to and has been accepted by a qualifying institution.  The applicant has satisfactorily completed the necessary courses of instruction in preparation to attain their future educational goals and is in good standing at this school. 
Advisorís Signature:								Date:			  
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