March 1, 2021

American Legion Post 1776

Serving Veterans since 1976


Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships are awarded to deserving sons or daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a veteran, who are in need of financial assistance to avail him/herself of higher education at the post secondary level. These scholarships are to be applied only toward the expenses of tuition, books or similar fees, either at a Vocational, Business School, College or University. Each scholarship will be paid directly to the school, in the amount of $1,500.00 (one thousand five hundred), for any one year.

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, the veteran must have served on active duty in the Armed Forces for any duration after December 7th, 1941.

A candidate for these scholarships must be:

  1. a resident of the State of Minnesota

  2. a high school senior, with a good scholastic record and an average grade of at least a “C” or better.

  3. of good character with ambition to continue his/her education.

Applications must include:

    1. a letter from the superintendent, principal or counselor, of the school now attending, or have attended, regarding scholastic record, aptitude and ambition.

    2. a letter from a business, clergy or professional person (not a relative) with whom you have been associated.

    3. a brief essay from the applicant telling of his/her plans for higher education, career goals, extra curricular and community activities and the need for financial assistance.

    4. a copy of high school grade transcripts.

Applications must be submitted to the Apple Valley American Legion Scholarship Committee.

Email is the preferred method;

Or via USPO to; Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776

C/O Scholarship Committee

14521 Granada Drive

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Application and all required documentation must be received no later than; 30 April 2020

Basis of Selection:

Preference should be given to Legion members, children or grandchildren of Legion members. Awards will be made on the basis of personal need with consideration given to the desire to continue education, ability to succeed, career to be pursued and purpose for which scholarship is to be used. The decisions of the committee, composed of the members of the Education and Scholarship Committee or its duly appointed agents, will be final.


Special Note: Please do not contact the Scholarship Committee or Post 1776 Staff regarding potential scholarship award status. Notifications to scholarship applicants will only be made upon them being awarded a scholarship from Apple Valley Legion Post 1776.


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