Marne Post 13 Scholarship Award


Purpose:  Plainfield American Legion and American Legion Auxuilary of Marne Post 13 in order to assist deserving District 202 graduates pursue their education after high school, will award a $500.00 scholarships upon graduation at the end of each school year.  The $500.00 will be applied to the cost associated with continuing their education.      

  1. The student must be involved in the community.
  2. The student must demonstrate patriotism.
  3. Grades are to be considered, recommend a B or above, upper 1/3 of class.
  4. School choice:  Must be accepted at a school that includes; Junior college, trade school, tech school or a 4 year college.
  5. Student must be involved in an extra-curricular activities, community work and display good citizenship.  Endorsements from civic leaders, coaches, teachers or organizations may be included in the submittal.  Examples are, Lions Club, VFW, American Legion, Kiwanis Club or school organization.  Please submit in resume form.
  1. Students should provide a short essay, 300 words or less, stating how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their planned career/lifestyle and how they believe this will benefit their future community.  The grading of the essay will be based on grammar, spelling, originality, and context and should be at a level consistent with exceptional high school work.
  2. Extra credit:  Have attended Boys/Girls State or the Youth Cadet Law Enforcement program.

Marne Post 13 scholarship committee will review and decide scholarship recipients 

Eligibility:  A student in good standing in District 202, a graduating senior; scholastic and community attributes mentioned above.

Applying for the Marne Post 13 Scholarship Award:  Submit Application form (see below) along with required essay and resume plus any other documentation (example: certificates of achievement, articles of recognition) to their respective counselors not later than April 1st.  A member of the Scholarship Committee at Plainfield American Legion will retrieve the submittals from the High School College/Career Offices for judging.  The individual schools will be notified as to the winners of the scholarship no later than April 20th.   

Presentation of these Scholarship Awards will take place on the evening of the respective High School’s Awards Night.


Plainfield American Legion

Marne Post 13 Scholarship Award Application


Your Name______________________________________________

Home Address___________________________________________

Home Phone Number_____________________________________

School/College/University you plan to attend__________________

Your Counselor’s Name____________________________________

Please complete this application form and return it to the student services office manager in charge of financial aid/scholarships by April 1st.

Attach any supporting documentation necessary to show eligibility including resume and essay.  Also show the following:

  1. Class Rank:  _____
  2. GPA: _____
  3. Counselor/Teacher Comments:













Marne Post 13 Legacy Scholarships


Marne Post 13 is proud to award 4 Legacy Scholarships to members children and grandchildren attending college or a vocational school each year.  Scholarships are awarded at the Installation dinner each August.  Contact Jim Smith at 815-436-9231for more information.