Reminder: 2020 Legacy Scholarship application deadline is April 15
Siblings Kenneth and Mariah Wilder are recipients of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Photo by Schelly Stone/The American Legion.

Reminder: 2020 Legacy Scholarship application deadline is April 15

The 2020 American Legion Legacy Scholarship application is online at Deadline to apply is April 15.

The application is available for new and returning applicants to fill out. The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is available for children whose parents lost their lives while honorably serving on active duty on or after 9/11, as well as for children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined 50 percent or higher VA disability rating.

The renewable scholarship will award up to $20,000 for the expense of graduate or post-graduate fees such as tuition, books, room and board, meal plans, transportation and other supplies.

The application asks for tuition fees for the 2020-2021 year. If you are unable to contact your school for this answer due to closures from COVID-19, please insert the tuition fees that are currently on the school's website.

The Legacy Scholarship is needs-based. The grant amount each scholarship recipient will receive will be based on his or her financial need after all federal and state aid is exhausted. Recipients will have a year to use the grant and may reapply to the scholarship up to six times. And the number of scholarships awarded and the amount of financial aid granted to each awardee (this includes returning applicants) will be determined on donations to the scholarship fund and one's financial needs.