2018-03-06 / Front Page

Legion Post 194 will offer two scholarships to seniors

American Legion Post 194 is offering two $1,000 scholarships to graduating Lincoln County High School seniors, and rep­resentatives with the post have reported that they are pleased to offer these scholarship opportu­nities to local students.

Applicants must be a part of the graduating class of 2018, and have been accepted into an ac­credited two- or four-year college or university or technical college for entrance into the fall 2018 se­mester.

Additionally, students will be required to submit a minimum 250- word essay on “what it means to be an American,” or in preparation of the traveling “Wall That Heals” slated to visit Lincoln County in April, “the purpose of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.”

The scholarship will be pre­sented in the form of a “Letter of Award” at the high school graduation or scholarship awards program by a representative of American Legion Post 194.

The Letter of Award will be in the name of the recipient and the amount of the scholarship, with clear instructions addressed to the institution to invoice American Legion Post 194 for the total or lesser amount for tuition, books, or other educational fees.

Once an invoice is presented, American Legion Post 194 will issue a check in the joint name of the recipient and the institution, and will then mail the check to the institution. The post will not give a check directly to the re­cipient.

Any Lincoln County High School senior who wants to take advantage of this offer should submit a type-written double- spaced document to the Ameri­can Legion.

To ensure adequate time for selection prior to the presenta­tion date, all submissions must be turned in to LCHS guidance counselor Ashley Blanchette by Monday, April 16 before the end of the school day.

Further information can be ob­tained from Blanchette by con­tacting the LCHS front office at 706-359-3121, or Craig Zimmer­man with American Legion Post 194 at 706-359-4899.

“Lincolnton has a long history with the American Legion and this county is home to veterans from all military campaigns from World War II to the present, while our soldiers, sailors, and Marines are serving around the world,” Zimmerman said. “We invite all veterans, who are not already members, to get involved with American Legion Post 194.

“The post increased the number of scholarships offered this year, but it needs your support to con­tinue,” Zimmerman said. “Come and join us and see how you can help serve our community.”

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