Apply for American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho Traditional Nurses Scholarship 

Offered by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho, this scholarship supports both traditional and non-traditional nursing students in Idaho.

A special emphasis is placed on assisting descendants of veterans – this includes children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. To qualify, the veteran must have served in the Armed Forces during specific eligible dates.

Eligible Nursing Degrees:

  • Associate’s
  • BSN

Scholarship Amount:

It’s a  $1,000 scholarship award.

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho Traditional Nurses Scholarship Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Relation to Veteran: Be related as a daughter, son, grandson, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or great-grandson to a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during:
    • April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 (WWI)
    • December 7, 1941 (WWII) to the present time.
  • Residency: Be living in Idaho.
  • Application Type: If you’ve been out of high school for over two years, fill out the non-traditional application.
  • Educational Institution: Plan to attend and receive training at a recognized post-secondary institution within two years of getting the scholarship.
  • Change in Educational Plans: Inform the American Legion Auxiliary Education Chair if you decide to leave school before finishing your program.
  • Form Completion: Fill out the scholarship application form entirely.
  • Letter to ALA: Write a clear, signed, and dated application letter to the ALA scholarship committee.
  • Recommendations: Get signed and dated recommendation letters (Ensure all have the required signatures and dates) from:
    • Your high school counselor or principal.
    • A businessperson who knows you well but isn’t related to you.
    • A character reference from someone who isn’t a family member.
  • Academic Records: Provide your high school transcript with your ACT or SAT scores.
  • Veteran Documentation: Include the eligible veteran’s honorable discharge certificate (Form DD-214).
  • Financial Records: Submit the current FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid).

Application Packet Must Have:

  1. Your filled-out application.
  2. College transcript, if you have one.
  3. A resume detailing your work experience.
  4. A recommendation letter from a recent employer (official letterhead is preferred, and it should be signed and dated).
  5. A copy of your FAFSA form that you’ve submitted for college financial help.

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