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AMVETS PROGRAMS: Scholarship Applications and Requirements

The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation has been awarding scholarships to Illinois high school seniors for approximately 40 years. Every year AMVETS awards one year $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to current Illinois High School Seniors. The AMVETS and the AMVETS Subsidiary Organizations value the importance of education and support the educational pursuits of all students. To gather more insight into our AMVETS Scholarship Programs, please make a selection from the choices below. If you would like to help, visit our donations webpage.


ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be an Illinois High School Senior
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT

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ILLINOIS AMVETS SAD SACKS NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS - AMOUNT VARIES YEARLY

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • 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.
  • Prove satisfactory in academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need.

Priority will be given to the dependant of a deceased or disabled Veteran.

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ILLINOIS AMVETS JUNIOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be an Illinois High School Senior
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT
  • Participate in a Junior ROTC program

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ILLINOIS AMVETS TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $1,000.00 NON-RENEWABLE

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted in a pre-approved trade school program. (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application.)

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ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $500.00

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a Illinois High School Senior
  • 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.
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT

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ILLINOIS AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY WORCHID SCHOLARSHIPS
ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR $500.00

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a Illinois High School Senior
  • 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.
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT

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FREEDOMS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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 deserving high school students to attend this event representing Illinois AMVETS and its members. Students must be at least a sophmore grade level. Cost of flight, registration fees are paid for by the Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation.

This is a four day conference held November 7-10, 2013 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.

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