Millerton Legion Post 178 of the American Legion Department of New York since 1994 has been providing scholarships of up to $1,000 annually to the youth of our community. The Veterans of our community realize that our commitment to our Nation and our way of life can only be preserved though the education of our youth who are the future of our nation.
The SCHOLARSHIP shall be determined by application, based upon the following criteria; academic excellence, leadership, community service, demonstrating Americanism, and the demonstration of financial need. Included with your application a brief, typed, one page essay on why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. With each application we require a certified transcript from your High School, for first time applicants, or College for those who are reapplying. For those not able to provide a certified transcript, we require a signed memorandum from the school certifying your transcript. Furthermore the applicant must be a resident of either the Pine Plains or Webutuck School Districts and/or a direct relative of a current member of this Post.
The number of scholarships awarded will be based upon the Legions income available any given year.. Determination for the $1,000 scholarship will be made by the Scholarship Committee as per the Constitution of the American Legion and criteria established by the Scholarship Committee. Special attention will be given to direct descendants of Active Post 178 members.
Deadline for all applications is April 1st of applicant’s graduation year and for all subsequent reapplications. In order to receive your Scholarship Award, you must upon the completion of your first Semester of college send a certified copy of your transcript to the Legion Post. Upon receipt of the transcript you will be issued your check in the amount awarded.
BOY STATERS from this Post may be eligible for a one (1) time scholarship upon their completion and their reporting back to this Post after that year’s program. Those who participate in Boys State may also apply for the $1,000 in addition to the $500 scholarship.
The Scholarships are to be awarded upon graduation from high school and acceptance to college. This Scholarship will be issued by the Executive Committee of Post 178 and the Boys State Committee. The number and amount of this scholarship will be determined by the availability of funds after the issuance of the $1,000 scholarships with a maximum of $500.00 per recipient.
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