Scholarships

 

The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education.

Thank you to all of your scholarship applicants, only scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April.


2017 Scholarship Winner Listing

 


APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1ST

ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION VETERANS SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UP TO $2,000.00 RENEWABLE

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Veteran with a permanent Illinois address.
  2. Honorably Discharged
  3. Enrolled as a part-time or full-time student 2 or 4-year College or University, Vocational or Technical School in Illinois. Student does not need to be a freshman.

Renewability:
May reapply annually up to 4 consecutive years in addition to the following have been met:

  • Proof of full-time status
  • Copy of current transcripts maintain an overall if at least a 3.0 GPA
 
   Application   



ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be an Illinois High School Senior
  2. Have taken the ACT or SAT
  3. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active-duty
   Application   



ILLINOIS AMVETS SAD SACKS NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application.) or may already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois
  2. Prove satisfactory in academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need.
  3. Priority will be given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled Veteran.
 
   Application   

 
ILLINOIS AMVETS JUNIOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE

 
To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be an Illinois High School Senior
  2. Have taken the ACT or SAT
  3. Participate in a Junior ROTC program
  4. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty


   Application   


ILLINOIS AMVETS TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program.
  2. Child or grandchild of a veteran or active duty
   Application   


ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be a Illinois High School Senior
  2. Be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940 and was Honorably Discharged or who is presently serving in the military.
  3. Have taken the ACT or SAT


   Application   


ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY WORCHID SCHOLARSHIPS

 ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  1. Be a Illinois High School Senior
  2. Be a child of a deceased father or mother who was a Veteran of the United States of America who served after September 15, 1940, and was Honorably Discharged. They need not be killed in action or died as a result of a service-connected disability.
  3. Have taken the ACT or SAT


   Application   

 
FREEDOM FOUNDATION APPLICATION


Since 1987, AMVETS has offered this unique educational experience at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to give young people a better appreciation of their freedoms granted by the United States Constitution. The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation annually selects high school students to attend this event representing Illinois AMVETS and its members. Students must be at least 15 years of age and a sophomore or junior grade level at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Seniors may not apply. Cost of flight, registration fees are paid for by the Illinois AMVETS Service Founda­tion.

 

This is a four day conference held November 1-4, 2018 centering on topics such as freedom, civil rights and civic responsibilities, citizenship, public policy, self-development, and leadership, entrepreneurship and salient aspects of American history. Programs allow students to explore within themselves their interpersonal characteristics and leadership potential through leadership skills workshops, group skills activities, and discussions with fellow participants. Programs are designed to provide an opportunity for students to par­ticipate in    discussions with authoritative and articulate representatives from government, industry, and the academic community.


    Application  
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