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Offered by American Legion Department of Pennsylvania
The Joseph P. Gavenonis Plan I is awarded to the children or grandchildren of PA Legion members who were left deceased, in intensive care, or missing in action while in the military. Those with a parent or grandparent who has been in the military or is in good standing in The American Legion are also eligible.
To apply, students must submit their relatives’ proof of membership in The American Legion, or proof that their relative was left deceased or in the ICU/MIA while serving. American Legion membership must be documented by a photocopy of the current membership card or Letter on Post stationery by a military officer attesting to the person’s membership in good standing. If deceased, a statement that the person was a member in good standing at the time of their death must be submitted. If killed in action or missing in action is claimed, documentation from the U.S. Department of Defense must accompany one’s application. All applicants, no matter their relatives’ status in the American Legion, must send a statement of their parents, as well as their SAT score, to apply. Keep on reading to learn more about the scholarship.
The American Legion's emergence and rise to prominence was based on a mission to strengthen the nation through programs, services and advocacy that helped millions throughout the organization's first century.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School Senior
Low Income, Veteran, Relative of Current or Former Military Member
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
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