Rathdrum Post 154

 

Scholarships
For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHHIP link

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships

2022

THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  1. The Department of Idaho American Legion Scholarship program is for the benefit of all deserving students who desire to advance in higher education or skills.
  2. Only applicants of current paid up American Legion members and/or American Legion Auxiliary members who have been active members in the Department of Idaho American Legion and/or Auxiliary for a period of two (2) years may apply for a scholarship. Exceptions will be referred to the Department Scholarship Committee.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded only to students who desire to advance in their education or trade while attending an accredited institution of higher education and/or vocational/Technical schools within the State of Idaho.
  4. The Department Scholarship Committee will determine monetary value of scholarships and the number of scholarships released. 
  5. Consideration will be given to the applicant's needs in determining recipients of the Idaho American Legion Scholarships.
  6. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of applicant's desires and aspirations for becoming a more productive citizen.
  7. All scholarship funds will be released to the recipient's school of choice. Endorsement of said check will be by both parties (educational institution and recipient). Should recipient exit the institution at anytime, any fund balance must be returned to the American Legion Scholarship Fund.
  8. The purpose of this Scholarship Program is to emphasize the image of the youth of America. 
  9. Only applicants who are seniors in high school this current year will be considered for scholarships.

Follow this LINK to the Scholorship Application

2022

THE DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO AMERICAN LEGION GREG and BETH GARATEA ENDOWMENT

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Mission

To provide educational assistance to Veterans and the the children of Idaho Veterans in the pursuit of an education and/or trade school regardless of age.

  1. The THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO AMERICAN LEGION GREG and BETH GARATEA ENDOWMENT Scholarship program ​

Only applicants of current paid up American Legion members and/or American Legion, Auxiliary members, and Sons of the American Legion who have been active members in the Department of Idaho American Legion and/or Auxiliary for a period of two (2) years may apply for a scholarship. Exceptions will be referred to THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO GREG and BETH GARATEA ENDOWMENT Scholarship Committee.

  1. Scholarships will be awarded only to students who desire to advance in their education or trade in an accepted institution. ​

  2. THE DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO AMERICAN LEGION GREG and BETH

GARATEA ENDOWMWNT Scholarship Committee will determine monetary value of scholarships and the number of scholarships released.

  1. Consideration will be given to the applicant's needs in determining recipients of THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO GREG and BETH GARATEA ENDOWMENT Scholarships.

  2. All scholarships will be awarded based on applicant's desires and aspirations for becoming a more productive citizen. With preference given to in order of preference.

    1. American Legion Family Membership.

    2. Veteran

    3. Children of a Deceased Idaho Veteran

    4. Children of a Disabled Idaho Veteran

    5. Children of a Idaho Veteran

  3. All scholarship funds will be released to the recipient's school of choice. Endorsement of said check will be by both parties (educational institution and recipient). Should recipient exit the institution at anytime, any fund balance must be returned to THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO GREG and BETH GARATEA ENDOWMWNT Scholarship Fund.

  4. The purpose of this Scholarship Program is to escalate the image of the youth of America.

  5. Only applicants who are enrolled in school this current year will be considered for scholarships.

Follow this LINK to the Scholorship Application

 

 

Boys State Scholarship

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.


STANLEY JOHNSON NURSING / HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.

Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia, Illinois and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva, Illinois.   Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.

After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer American Legion Post 504.

This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals  American Legion Post ___ has continued awarding this scholarship to date.