Scholarship information on the Legion website.
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.
NOTE: Each Post has it's own list of Scholarships and other Programs. Encourage your Legionnaires to place a high priority for the further education of our children. List the scholarships your Post sponsors. Use below as a model.
NOTE: In the coming months Scholarship information will be updated. Due to circumstance beyond our control the Kentucky Boys State program has been dissolved. Please contact Mr. Jerry McKinney @ (270) 559-5763 or firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also reach the Kentucky Department at (502) 587-1414 for questions about the former program.
Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship
The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.
Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia, Illinois and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva, Illinois. Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.
After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer American Legion Post 504.
This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals American Legion Post ___ has continued awarding this scholarship to date.