This renewable need-based scholarship award is valued at up to $20,000. To qualify and apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, you must be able to answer YES to the following three questions:
1. Are you currently a HS senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education?
2. Is your institution of higher education a non-profit and regionally accredited institution? (If you are unsure, contact your institution's admissions office. Regional accreditation applies to the whole school--not a program.)
3. Does at least one of the following statements apply to you?
a. A legal parent of mine died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service, or after September 11, 2001. (Does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat.)
b. A legal parent of mine is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military, who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veteran's Administration.
If you can answer yes to the previous three questions, you are eligible to apply. Go to www.legion.org and register, then fill out the application.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.