2020 American Legion Post 43 Scholarship Award



American Legion Post 43, Naperville, in order to assist a deserving young man or woman pursue their education after high school, will award a graduate (up to two) of the class of 2019 from an accredited Illinois high school a scholarship of  $5000.00, to paid directly to any technical school or degree granting college or university within the United States, upon confirmation of enrollment.




Resident of Illinois who is currently a senior in high school in the class of 2020 and

  • Child, stepchild or grandchild or great grandchild of a member of Naperville American Legion Post 43, Chapter 43 Legion Riders, or Sons of the Legion Squadron 43

  • Or currently a member of Boy Scout Troop 106, or The Ghostriders Sea Cadet VF-142 Squadron, or was a High School Oratorical Contest participant or attended Illinois Boys/Girls State under the sponsorship of Naperville American Legion Post 43

  • the child of a Naperville military veteran who, while a resident and on active duty, was killed or suffered a disability of 50% or more as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Selection Criteria


  • Academic achievement (GPA: high school transcript required)

  • Leadership and participation in school and/or community activities

  • Community Service

  • Patriotic Involvement

  • Student essay describing the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society. The essay shall be the original work of the student.Any other material must be footnoted.The essay shall not be longer than three typed pages, and will be formatted with one-inch margins, 1.5 line spacing and 12-point font.

  • The grading of this essay will be based on grammar, spelling, originality, context and content at a level consistent with exceptional high school work.


Applying for the Award


Send all required material and supporting documentation to American Legion Post #43, P.O. Box 4, Naperville, IL 60566, Attention: Scholarship Committee. Please include your name, address, phone number & email address for contact information.  Applications must be received by March 25, 2020.


The decision of the Scholarship Committee Judges is final and all applicants will receive written notification that a decision has been reached. The winner will be notified by telephone and presentation of this award will take place on the evening of April 20, 2019 at the American Legion Awards and Recognition Banquet.   


Questions: contact Jim Vahle 630-864-7183,


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Naperville American Legion Post 43

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 4, Naperville, Illinois  60566


Larger membership meetings and Dinner/Socials held at: 
   Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 
908 W  Jackson,  Naperville, IL  60540


Meetings of Trustees, Executive Committee, other committees, Boy Scouts, and the Oratorical Contest are held at the Post Home at 10 W. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540