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Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Getting a job or staying competitive in today’s workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. The American Legion Auxiliary's goal is to do all we can to make that happen, and that’s what the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is all about. This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you.

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Scholarships Awarded
One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division. Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program.

Scholarship Deadline: March 1 of each calendar year

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Dues must have been paid for the two preceding years and for calendar year in which the application is made.
  • Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program.

“Words cannot express how grateful I am to have received the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship for $2,000. The American Legion Auxiliary is a generous organization that I am forever grateful to! Education assistance means the world to this mom of two toddlers, who also works full-time. From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU!”

- Amanda Pfipsen , ALA Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Recipient -