In order to assist a deserving young man or woman to pursue their education after high school, Post 43 annually awards a current year high school graduate the sum of $1500.00, to be applied as the recipient wishes, to the cost associated with continuing education at any technical school or degree granting college or university in the United States.
Children, stepchildren and grandchildren of a member of Naperville American Legion Post 43, or Chapter 43 Legion Riders are eligible to apply, as are current members of Boy Scout Troop 106, Ghostriders Sea Cadet VF-142 Squadron, participants in Post 43’s High School, Constitutional Oratorical Contest and Illinois Boys/Girls State attendees sponsored by Naperville American Legion Post 43. They must also be a resident of Illinois and a senior in high school.
Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership and participation in school and/or community activities, honors, community service, patriotic involvement and an essay describing the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society. The essay must be the original work of the student; other material must be footnoted. Grading of the essay is based on grammar, spelling, originality, context and content, at a level consistent with exceptional high school work.
The application deadline is announced each year but generally occurs in mid-March.
The winner is notified by telephone. The award is presented at the American Legions Awards and Recognition Dinner in April.
Send all required material and supporting documentation. including name, address, phone number & email address to American Legion Post #43, P.O. Box 4, Naperville, IL 60566, Attention: Scholarship Committee.