Richard D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
DEPARTMENT OF ALASKA Richard D. Johnson Memorial
$1,000 Post-secondary Scholarship
The American Legion is proud to offer this post-secondary scholarship to all graduating seniors in Alaska who meet the fixed criteria. This scholarship is not based on exceptional grades or athletic abilities. This scholarship is designed for people who are ready to make a commitment to their future and invest in some form of post-secondary education in order to prepare themselves for the rest of their life. All post-secondary programs are acceptable including; college, university, vocational training, apprenticing, or any other program. What you have done in the past is not as important as what you want to do in the future. Please show your dedication to your future by completing this application on time and to the best of your ability. This application is a fillable form so you must type your information in and then print it out, you will not be able to save a completed application.
Please submit application to the local American Legion Post Commander on or before March 30.
Please be sure to include the following:
1) Completed application
2) Essay **
3) School transcript
4) 3 letters of reference
** The essay is to be a minimum of 500 words and should address your involvement in school, church, and community activities as well as why you think the United States patriotic organizations, such as the American Legion, are important to the world today.
Establish scholarship-judging criteria as follows;
1. Grades; Average 2.0 to 3.0 G.P.A.
2. Improving verses declining outlook
3. The student that normally would not receive an academic scholarship
1. Involvement; Community service, activities or American Legion Post involvement.
2. Need; (e.g. one income family, not a lot of help from home).
3. Goals; Must have defined goals, as defined as a graduating senior can have.
First MI Last
City State Zip
Date of Birth ___________________
Name of High School ________________________________________________
Address City State ___________________________________________________
Estimated Parent Contribution (if any) $ __________________________________
Institution you are planning to attend _____________________________________
City State Zip ________________________________________________
Planned course of Study _________________________________________________
Note: The deadline is MARCH 30. Please have your completed application and all attachments submitted to your local sponsoring American Legion Post Commander no later than MARCH 30.