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Scholarships available for Veterans and Family Members pursuing higher education from Illinois


  • -Must submit a 1,000-word essay on "What My Education Will Do for Me." -Selection is based on that essay (25%) character and leadership (25%), scholarship (25%), and financial need (25%)

Requirements & Eligibility

-Veterans who served during designated periods of wartime and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren -Must be currently enrolled at a college or university in any state and studying any field except nursing -Residents of Illinois or members of the American Legion Family, Department of Illinois


-1 year -Mail Applications to: Department of Illinois, 2720 East Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 1426, Bloomington, IL 61702-1426

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