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American Legion Post 43 Scholarship Awards 2024

Are you planning on attending college or trade school after graduation from high school in 2024 and could use some financial assistance?   If so, Naperville American Legion Post 43 has some good news for you! 

Every year we offer a chance to win one of three $3,000 scholarships to attend the college or trade school of your choice to help you fulfill your academic dreams and provide a foundation toward a successful and rewarding future.  The scholarships will be awarded by May 25, 2024.  To be considered you must complete and email the required application information including an essay describing the responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic society by May 1, 2024.  Full details regarding eligibility and required information are provided below and can also be found at our website


Resident of Illinois who is currently a senior at an accredited Illinois high school in the class of 2024 and any of the following:

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

  • A member of Scout Troop 510 or Scout Troop 507

  • A Naperville American Legion Post 43 High School Oratorical Contest participant

  • A selectee to attend the 2023 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.

  • America Legion Post 43 school award winners from Naperville Junior High Schools


Scholarship Documentation and Selection Criteria

  •  Academic achievement (GPA - high school transcript required)

  • Send a letter to the board listing accomplishments in the following areas:

    1. Leadership and participation in school and/or community activities

    2. Honors

    3. Community Service

    4. Patriotic Involvement

  • Student essay describing the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society.   The essay shall be the original work of the student with appropriate footnotes to cite work.  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 board will grade each essay 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 listed above with supporting documentation to Please title the email “American Legion Post #43 Scholarship documentation.”  Please include your name, address, phone number & email address for contact information.  Applications must be received by May 1, 2024.

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 the presentation of this award will take place at the winner’s high school no later than May 25.

Please email the completed information and essay to  You can also contact Todd by phone at 618-250-3683 if you have any questions. 

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