1. To help make it possible for an student, who has the ability or the desire, to receive an education |
beyond high school.
2. To encourage the members of The American Legion and its affiliated organizations to take an active part in
the development and maintenance of a school system that will serve the needs of all children at every
level of education.
3. To encourage students to select careers where personnel shortages exist.
1. To explore and summarize
existing scholarship sources.
2. To make known to potentially
eligible students the sources of scholarships
3. To develop new scholarship
opportunities for the increasing number of students
who will reach college age.
4. To cooperate with organizations in the recruitment of students
for careers where personnel shortages exist.
Progress of the Education program
depends upon the close working relationship
between national, state, and local levels of
our organizations. As an aid to all Education
Committees to participate in the program's progress,
we have drawn up the following suggested duties.
1. To initiate and support state legislation and national mandates which
would establish scholarship
opportunities for students and maintain a summary of such scholarships
that exist within their state.
2. To inform the membership
of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Program's
3. To encourage students
to plan for college and to apply for scholarship
opportunities early in their senior year.
4. To cooperate with established
organizations to encourage students to select
careers that will provide the
for our nation's economic growth and national
5. To inform The American
Legion's National Education Committee of changes
in state laws, new scholarship
opportunities, and general development of the program.
Beyond the efforts of establishing scholarships at
the National, Department, and Unit levels of
the American Legion Auxiliary, the membership
is encouraged to disseminate scholarship and
career information by making available to their
local high schools and libraries copies of The
American Legion's National Education Committee
CD titled. "Need a Lift?". This
publication summarizes sources of almost all
available scholarship and career information
and can be secured from the National Emblem
Sales, The American Legion, P O Box 1050, Indianapolis,
It is suggested that the Unit Education Committee
not only thoroughly familiarize itself with
the contents of "Need A Lift?" but with
existing sources of scholarships available in
their own state and communities.
Units should join with the Education Committee of
the local American Legion Post to give cooperation
and support to the expansion of legislation
or develop legislation which would establish
new scholarship sources for the increasing numbers
of students reaching college age.
Example Items (Some free) Available from: Americanism and Children and Youth Commission
The American Legion
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
AMERICA'S VETERANS. A video for students of American History.
POST /AUXILIARY COMMUNITY TOGETHER. Handbook on education.
DEPARTMENT AND POST EDUCATION/SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE. Includes information on American Legion scholarships
Visit your Local library for other helpful publications.