EDWARD L. WALMSLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, 2019
The American Legion Posts in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties award five scholarships per year (one per County) in the amount of $2000. Edward L. Walmsley was a member of Kent-Queen Anne's Post 192 in Millington, Maryland. He served as Commander of the Department of Maryland in 1960-1961 after holding a variety of leadership positions during his Legion caareer. This scholarhip program was established in 1986 using funds donated by American Legion Posts in the North Eastern Shore District as a memorial to his many years of service.
This scholarship is open to high school seniors in Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County attending public, parochial, private or home schools. The awards committee places high emphasis on Legion Member family Sponsor, Community Service, Americanism, GPA, and Legion Activities.
The Student Information Letter is here: Student Letter
The Application Form is here: Application Form
The Teacher/Counselor Letter is here: Teacher/Counselor Letter
The application deadline is April 25, 2019.
DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND SCHOLARSHIP, 2019
Awards are available annually to students throughout Maryland in amounts of $1,500 (1), $1,000 (1), and $500 (9). Funds are allocated by the Department (state) Executive Committee (DEC). Winners are selected by a committee within the DEC.
The Application form is here : Maryland General Scholarship Application
To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must:
- Be a child or a grandchild of a veteran (must show proof of veteran’s time in military discharge or DD-214)
- Be a Maryland resident
- Not have attained their 20th birthday by January 1, 2019
- Intend to be a full-time student when he/she enters college (at least 12 credits a semester)
- Completed scholarship applications and back up information can not be faxed or emailed.
- Have application, along with essay and transcript, delivered to:
The American Legion, Department of Maryland, Inc.
War Memorial Building
101 N. Gay Street, Room E
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Applications are due in this office on or before April 8, 2019.
Scholarship Winners will be notified by mail in August 2019.
SAMSUNG AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP
Annual awards are available from National Headquarters to attendees of Boys State who are decendents of American Legion members, or decendents of veterans who are elegible to join The American Legion. In 2015, 98 scholarships were awarded to students throughout the country in amounts of $20,000 (10) or $852 (88). Boys State is available to high school juniors. See your High School Counselor for application procedures.
The American Legion Samsung Scholarship Information is here :