INDIANAPOLIS—5/10/12—INDIANAPOLIS – 5/10/12 –The American Legion Auxiliary has announced the recipients of its national scholarships for the 2011-2012 administrative year.
The Auxiliary awarded $80,000 through three national scholarship programs: the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship; the Spirit of Youth Scholarship; and the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship.
“The American Legion Auxiliary is more than excited to award these scholarships every year,” said Coral May Grout, national chairman of the Auxiliary’s Education Committee. “Investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country.”
2011-2012 national American Legion Auxiliary scholarship recipients:
Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
$3,500 Alyssa Graff, Missouri
$3,000 Joanna Kulkman, Michigan
$2,500 Madison Rogers, Illinois
$3,500 Kathleen McMahon, Maine
$3,000 Ryan Saunders, Massachusetts
$2,500 Sandra Sargie, New Jersey
$3,500 Ashley Majusiak, Wyoming
$3,000 Carly Cardenas, Colorado
$2,500 Seth Rombough, South Dakota
$3,500 Caitlin Owens, Alabama
$3,000 Elisha Hamilton, Mississippi
$2,500 Brianna Simmons, Louisiana
$3,500 Ronald Reagan King, Oregon
$3,000 Kayln Nelson, Washington
$2,500 Cody Dumas, Arizona
Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Auxiliary members
$5,000 Michaella Garringer, Iowa
$5,000 Lucie Loftus, Pennsylvania
$5,000 Cara Mund, North Dakota
$5,000 Heidi Wheeler, Tennessee
$5,000 Chelsea Elafante, California
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
$2,000 Tami Delisle, Wisconsin
$2,000 Tracey Warthen, Maryland
$2,000 Jessica Bontrager, North Dakota
$2,000 Elizabeth Scarborough, Florida
$2,000 Heather Thomas, California
For more information on American Legion Auxiliary scholarships, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. With a membership of nearly 800,000, local ALA units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The ALA’s mission to serve veterans, active-duty military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters.
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"I couldn't believe I was chosen for a national award. The scholarship has helped me a lot with my college expenses..."
- Dereck Neben, Children of Warriors Scholarship Recipient