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Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund

Offered by American Legion Department of Kansas

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 21, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$500

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

The Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund is a fantastic opportunity for students in Kansas who are looking for financial assistance to pursue their education. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college freshmen, and sophomores who are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved junior college, college, university, or trade school located in the state of Kansas. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion and/or Kansas American Legion Auxiliary for the past three (3) consecutive years. The children of a deceased member whose membership was paid up in The American Legion and/or Auxiliary in the year of death are also eligible. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher, a high school transcript, their latest 1040 income statement of supporting parent(s), and a recent picture for publicity purposes only.

About American Legion Department of Kansas

The American Legion Department of Kansas is a war-time veterans community-service organization dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. The Department thus provides aid to veterans and sponsors youth programs to maintain an ongoing concern, support and commitment to the veteran community. In addition, the American Legion is strongly committed to maintaining a strong national defense.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Other Category

Veteran

State

Kansas

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Legion Department of Kansas at https://kansaslegion.org/contact.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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