Legion Offers New Scholarships For Seniors and Veterans

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Legion Offers New Scholarships For Seniors and Veterans



1/9/2018 ~ by Suellen Reitz

American Legion Post 149 proudly announces to residents of Pickens County that they are offering two new scholarships this year of $1,000 for a student and veteran who will be entering an accredited two or four year college, vocational or technical school in 2018.

The student scholarship is available to all seniors, (including home schooled), whose parent is a Pickens County resident and a veteran or currently serving in the United States Military. Winning entry will be selected based on the student’s goals and objectives, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community/church involvement, teacher recommendation and financial need.

Applicants for the veteran scholarship must be a Pickens County resident and a United States Military veteran. The winning applicant will be chosen based on his/her goals and objectives, community/church involvement, employer recommendation and financial need.

Both scholarship applications require a copy of Military form DD214 (unless parent is currently active in militiary), letter of acceptance from the school they will be attending, and a letter of recommendation from a current or recent teacher / current or recent employer. Home schooled students may submit a senior profile/resume. All students must include current transcript with SAT or ACT scores. Veterans are asked to include a high school transcript with application. If the college, vocational or technical school acceptance letter is not yet available it must be submitted by mail not later than April 15, 2018.

Applications for the scholarship are available at the Pickens County High School Counseling office or from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. Application deadline for the scholarships is February 1, 2018. Legion members anticipate many applications to be submitted and want to ensure time for full review of each and every applicant.

“Scholarships for continued education have always been available from a national level within the American Legion, but Post 149 wanted to offer scholarships to children and veterans of Pickens County”, commented the scholarship committee chairman Steve Hammer. “We are very proud of the men and women who have served or currently serving in our Armed Forces. These scholarships are our way of giving back and to have a positive impact on our future generations”, he added.

Any questions regarding details for the scholarship application should be sent to stevehammer@tds.net.


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