PLEASE NOTE: Not all scholarships are for the current school year. The current scholarships have a due date in GREEN. The scholarships with a due date in PURPLE are the previous year’s scholarships, but will possibly be offered again. They are left on the website so students can see what will possibly be offered.

 

February 1, 2020

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Must have financial need
  • Must be a minority student who aspires to attend college

 

February 7, 2020

DS&O Scholarship

  • Available to current high school seniors and all college students who are dependents of active DS&O members. The scholarships are also available to active DS&O members currently enrolled in college.
  • If a member is applying for himself or herself, then such member must be in good standing with the cooperative for at least 12 consecutive months. Good standing is defined as “a member that has paid all bills to the cooperative for which they are legally responsible or liable for the most recent 12 months without having been issued more than two disconnect notices.” This good standing requirement does not apply to dependents of active DS&O members.
  • Must currently be a student at or be entering an accredited university, college, or vocational school in Kansas.
  • Scholarships are for one year. Applicant may apply as often as desired, but may only receive a DS&O scholarship once.
  • DS&O employees and their dependents are not eligible. DS&O directors and their dependents are not eligible

 

February 15, 2020

Greater Salina Community Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students, and nontraditional students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, graduate, medical, or professional schools in the United States.

 

February 15, 2020

Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund

  • This is an outright grant of $500 for high school seniors and college level freshmen or sophomores who are in need of educational assistance, and are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved junior college, college, university, or trade school located in the state of Kansas. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran; the parent(s) must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion and/or Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid up at the time of death. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically, and must show a high school transcript (with grade point average).

February 15, 2020

Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships

  • Four $500 scholarships awarded annually to children of Legion and Auxiliary members. Selections by Department Oratorical and Scholarship Committee are based upon scholastic standing, financial need, major field, etc.

February 15, 2020

Albert M. Lappin Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

February 15, 2020

Music Committee Scholarship

  • The name of this scholarship, to be awarded annually, will be the “American Legion Music Committee Scholarship”. This $1,000 scholarship is available to all Kansas high school students who have distinguished themselves in the field of music and/or who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas junior college, college, or university.

February 15, 2020

Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship

  • Two scholarships of $1,500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at the time of death.

February 15, 2020

Charles W. & Annette Hill Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level Freshman or sophomore, and the descendent of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion for the past three years. The descendents of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the veteran’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

 

February 15, 2020

Scouting Scholarship

  • Scouting, on all levels, has always been an important Legion program. Kansas Legion Posts sponsor some fifty-five Scout Troops and Explorer Posts, with expenditures in excess of $10,540, involving over 835 scouts. However, many more scouts benefit annually from The American Legion through direct and indirect aid and leadership that are unreported.
  • The American Legion Life Insurance Trust Fund provides for an $10,000 National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Scout of the Year”. The individual selected will be named by the National Americanism Commission during the annual National Spring Meetings. Three runner-up scholarships, at $2,500 each have been added to the scholarship awards. The Department of Kansas also gives a $500 scholarship to the Kansas Scout of the Year.
  • The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student, providing it is state-accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the Continental United States.

February 15, 2020

Shooting Sports Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman, who has participated in an American Legion Shooting Sports program in the State and Regional levels. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically.

February 15, 2020

U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship

  • U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship – The purpose of the U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worthy children and grandchildren of Kansas Legionnaires.  Applicants must be a current 3-year member of the Sons of the American Legion within the Detachment of Kansas.

February 15, 2020

Jay B. Thielen Scholarship

  • Jay B. Thielen Scholarship – The purpose of the Jay B. Thielen Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worth children and grandchildren of Sons of The American Legion members of the Detachment of Kansas or members of the Sons of the American Legion of the Detachment of Kansas.  Five scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each are annually awarded.

 

February 28. 2020

Hy-Vee Scholarship

Applicant must be:

  • A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2019 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2019.

Applicant must not be:

  • An immediate family member of a Hy-Vee Vice President or above. All other employees and their family members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

 

February 28, 2020

American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Must be a Chapman High School senior or past graduate with an active duty or honorably discharged family member