The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.
Post 111 Scholarship
Post 111 has it's own Scholarships and other Programs. Legionnaires place a high priority for the further education of our children and Post 111 offers scholarships that is Post sponsered. Use the information and form below to apply for a Post 111 Scholarship.
Application for the S Gus Alexander Jr. Amenican Legion Post 111 Cedar Hill Texas, Scholarship for 2022.
Applications must be returned to American Legion Post 111, 952 N Highway 67, Cedar Hill Texas 75104. Received not later than April 15th, 2022. Scholarships are $250.00. Only recipients will be notified.
1. Students must be legal residents of Texas.
2. Person applying for scholarship must be a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran that served their country and received an Honorable or General Discharge.
3.You must be attending an Institution of Higher Learning or Accredited Trade School
Enclosures should include:
2. Small Photo.
3. Copy of service record of veteran on which you base your eligibility. (DD214 or Discharge Document)
4. Transcript of scholastic record. (Unofficial)
5. Two letters of reference.
6. Test scores from Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT).
All of the above items must accompany your application. Incomplete applications will not be assembled or considered by the AL Post 111 Scholarship Committee. All items sent in will be considered property of The American Legion Post 111 and will not be returned.
Application for American Legion Post 111 Scholarship
Name of Applicant: ________________________________________________
Home Address: ________________________________________________
City, State Zip: ________________________________________________
Phone Number: ____________________
High School Name: ________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________
List activities and positions of leadership: including honors, Scholarships, or awards you have won. You may attach a resume:
List any Community/Church participation which assisted your community or fellow citizen such as volunteer work or community service projects: You may attach a memo or include in resume:
University/College/Trade School you wish to Attend: _____________________________________________________________
Accepted or currently enrolled? Yes No
Check List: (For Office Use Only)
Service Record _______ Transcript _______
Letters of Reference _______ GPA _______
Boys State Scholarship
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.
High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.
Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship
The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.
Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia, Illinois and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva, Illinois. Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.
After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer American Legion Post 504.
This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals American Legion Post ___ has continued awarding this scholarship to date.