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Welcome Comrades,,

Summer is almost over and school will be starting soon. This seems like a good time to remind everyone about the various American Legion sponsored scholarship opportunities. The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. They can be reviewed by clicking on “Legion Links” and then Scholarships. Be sure to check both the state and the national websites for the complete listings.

A new scholarship opportunity is being offered by It is free to apply for all current students. The award is $6,000.00 in scholarships each year to the three winners..

The organization,, works towards raising awareness of the alcohol abuse and addiction issues and hopes to encourage as many people as possible to realize the potential consequences of their drinking habits..

The scholarship recipients will be selected through an essay contest, and essays are judged based on their originality and content. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship, and the application period began on October 10, 2016 and the deadline is February 1, 2017.

If interested in this scholarship, CLICK HERE

Hope everyone had a super Thanksgiving and a great Christmas! Looking forward to a wonderful new year for 2017.

That’s all I have for now, here’s wishing you all the best of health.

John Columbo
CDR, American Legion
Mountain Post 781

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