The American Legion Post 147



Post & Sons Scholarship Information

Jasper American Legion Post 147 Scholarships

Jasper American Legion Post 147 will provide $1,000 scholarships to 3 area high school seniors in 2022.  Two awards will be given to students at Jasper High School and one to a student from  Northeast Dubois High School.  It is the Legion’s intent to continue these awards for year 2022, and beyond if possible.

The application period will begin Feb 1 and will end March 15.  All students who are interested should see their high school counselor as soon as possible.  The applications can be picked up at American Legion Post 147, 1220 Newton St. (across from St. Joseph Church) Jasper IN, and must be completed and postmarked no later than March 15 and mailed to:

American Legion Post 147
1220 Newton St

Jasper, IN
Attn: Scholarship Committee

Selections will be made and the student will be notified no later than May 1.  For further information, contact Daniel B. Lawson, president of The American Legion Scholarship program, at 812-661-2440.




The American Legion Family Scholarship


Jasper American Legion 147 announces the continuation of the American Legion Family Scholarship.  The program is sponsored by the American Legion Department of Indiana.


The Department of Indiana established this financial aid program to help students from the American Legion family attain their educational objectives and to contribute to the development of an informed citizenry.


Eligibility for the American Legion Family Scholarship is open to the children and grandchildren of current paid members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, and the children and grandchildren of members who are deceased and who, at the time of death, were paid members of the organizations.


Application is available on-line at American Legion Family Scholarship or at American Legion Post 147. For more information contact Post Adjuntant Daniel Lawson at 661-2440 or at The deadline for submission of the application is April 1st 2013.

For more information go to the Department of Indiana Legion website at:

AL Family Scholarship


American Legion Legacy Scholarship

The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up.

Donate and help the cause

Clearly, money provided by law will not cover college costs for these children, let alone the projected increase in costs. Contribute to the cause with a donation to The American Legion American Legacy Scholarship Fund. Help bridge the gap of growing college costs and provide for those who deserve it most.

Legion Riders can help

Riders can organize dedicated American Legacy rides, drives and charity runs in their community. Proceeds are forwarded to the Legacy Run Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship eligibility

Those eligible to apply for the scholarship shall be the child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.

Aid offered

The amount of aid and number of awards depend upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may reapply for the award.


Click here to obtain an application.


Application must be post marked no later than April 15. For information about additional American Legion scholarships and college financial aid, review the Scholarships page at or direct inquires to:

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund
Michael Novak
Program Coordinator
(317) 630-1212



Sons of the American Legion Scholarship

We will be offering 2 scholarships!!!

The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Indiana encourages its members & family members to seek a higher education in the State of Indiana and has established this scholarship to reward its members for outstanding service to community, state, and nation.

 An applicant must be a family member of an active member of a squadron within the Indiana Detachment of the Sons of the American Legion, who will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school located in Indiana during the 2022 school year.

The winning members will receive $500 each, to be available for use during the upcoming school year. The Detachment scholarship check will be issued to the winner through the squardon.

Anyone interested in being considered for this scholarship must complete the an application, an essay.  Rules for the 2022 Scholarship Competition are listed on the following page.

CLICK HERE for Scholarship Application and Rule




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