American Legion Legacy Scholarship deadline nearing for eligible applicants

PR Newswire — March 20, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The deadline is a month
away for eligible students to apply for The American Legion’s Legacy
Scholarship.

The scholarship was created for children of servicemembers who have died on
active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Last year, the eligibility criteria was
expanded to include children of post 9/11 veterans who have a combined VA
disability rating of 50 percent or greater. To apply for the scholarship or get
more information, please visit: www.legion.org/LegionLegacy

The needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 to help college students
afford the cost of higher education. Students may reapply for the scholarship
for up to six years.

The deadline for all applicants to complete the application process is April 20,
2017. Applicants will learn of their scholarship status about a month after the
deadline.

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion,
www.legion.org, was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national
security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work
for the betterment of their communities through more than 13,000 posts across
the nation.

Media contact: Henry Howard, 317-630-1289, 765-491-3545 (cell),
hhoward@legion.org.

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SOURCE The American Legion

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