There are two scholarship opportunities available to our citizens.
The Jane and Samantha Thompson Scholarship - is awarded to the newly elected Governor once completion of the necessary forms are received in the Department office.
The Samsung Scholarship is awarded to one of the citizens. This scholarship does require that the applicant be the descendent of a veteran. The winner is sent on for National competition and the chance to win $20,000.Samsung Scholarship Link Samsung FAQ's
The Eastern Illinois University Boy's / Girl's State Scholarship is an award available to incoming freshman, male and female, who participated in the Boy's / Girl's State Program at EIU during the summer season. The winning receipents must be planning to attend EIU during their freshmen year in the fall term of 2018. The award amount is $1,500 per scholarship and it will show as a credit to the student's university account for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. This scholarship is non-renewable. The application form, accompanied with a letter of reference from the student's school principal must be mailed to the University no later than December 8, 2017. Recipients of this award will be notified by mail.
Each year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois proudly offers scholarship opportunities to the youth of our nation's veterans.
For complete rules and applications (including those offered by the National Organization) please contact your local Auxiliary Unit or call Department Headquarters at 309-663-9366 to locate a Unit near you.
Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship: For graduating High School Senior.
Applicants for this award shall be children or grandchildren or great-grandchldren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. (a) April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 (WWI); (b) December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 (WWII); (c) June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korea); (d) February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam); (e) August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 (Grenada & Lebanon); (f) December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 (Panama Canal); (g) August 2, 1990 through cessation (Persian Gulf). Applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois or a member in good standing of the American Legion Family, Department of Illinois.
The Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship will provide $1,000 scholarships as funds permit.
Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members:
Applicants for this award shall be Junior members of the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary, said Juniot to have held membership in the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary for the past three (3) years and must now hold a membership card for the current year. Junior members may be daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or sistes of the veteran.
The Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members will provide $1,000 scholarships as funds permit.
Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship:
All applicants must be in their Senior year of high school or be a graduate of an accrediated high school and must be in need of financial assistance to continue their education. Each successful applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship which is awarded in July.
Scholarships are awarded only to FULL TIME students enrolled in accrediated schools or hospital programs. Any applicant who has previously received a Nurses Scholarship for the American Legion Auxiliary may apply again. The Application form must be processed through and American Legion Auxiliary unit in Illinois.
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois
2720 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington, IL 61704
P.O. Box 1426, Bloomington, IL 61702
Phone: 309/ 663-9366
Fax: 309/ 663-5827
Webmaster: Angie Mulligan