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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho Traditional Nurses Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 12, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

May 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Idaho who is a direct descendent of a veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces during (a) April 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918 or (b) December 7, 1941 – present day? If so, consider applying for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho Traditional Nurses Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to multiple Idaho high school seniors who are aspiring nurses and descend from U.S. Army Veterans who served during the eligible dates. To apply, interested students must submit a letter of application, three letters of recommendation, their high school transcript, their veteran’s certificate of honorable discharge (Form DD-214), and a current financial statement (by completing the FAFSA).

If you’re an aspiring nurse from Idaho who is the direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho

The American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes: to support and advocate for veterans, active military, and their families, to support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion, foster patriotism and responsible citizenship, to award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy, to provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government, to increase their capacity to deliver their Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within their communities, and to empower their membership to achieve personal fulfillment through “service not self.”

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior


U.S. Citizens

Academic Interest


Other Category

Relative of Current or Former Military Member




Applicants must be the direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran who served during (a) April 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918 or (b) December 7, 1941 - present day.

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit their veteran’s certificate of honorable discharge (Form DD-214).


Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Legion Auxiliary Department of Idaho at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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