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2023 American Legion Post 43 Scholarship Award



American Legion Post 43, Naperville will award two graduates of the class of 2022 a scholarship of $3000.00 to assist in their pursuit of post high school education. The scholarships will be presented to two students attending any technical/trade school or any degree granting college or university within the United States.  The awardees will need to provide confirmation of enrollment, their student IDs, and payment information as payments will be made direct to each institution.




Resident of Illinois who is currently a senior in high school in the class of 2023 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 was a High School Oratorical Contest participant or was selected to attend the 2022 Illinois Boys/Girls State under the sponsorship of Naperville American Legion Post 43

  • Or 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)

  • Student application listing accomplishments in the following areas:

    • Leadership and participation in school and/or community activities

    • Honors

    • 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 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.  The essay may count up to 30% in selecting the winner.


Applying for the Award


Send all required material and supporting documentation to either:


  1. Mail 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 May 1, 2023.


  2. Or email


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 at the winner’s high school no later than May 31, 2023.    



                  contact Todd Bertulis  618-250-3683,


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