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Scholarship for Medical and Other Professions

To provide financial assistance to California residents who are the children of veterans and interested in preparing for careers in medical and other professions.

Amount Awarded: $1000

Number Awarded: 1 each year.

Duration: 2 years.

Deadline: March of each year.

Eligibility: Eligible for these scholarships are high school seniors or graduates who have not yet entered college because of financial or medical circumstances and who are the children of veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, Panama, or Desert Storm. They must plan to become a therapist, nurse, other medical professional, engineer, lawyer, law enforcement officer, or business professional. At least 5 years of California residency is required, unless the veteran parent has been hospitalized within the state or has been declared missing in action by the government. Awards are based on character, Americanism, leadership, need, and scholastic merit.

Contact Information:
American Legion Auxiliary
Attn: Department of California
Veterans War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 113
San Francisco, CA 94102
415/861-5092
Fax: 415/861-8365
calegionaux@calegionaux.org
www.calegionaux.org/scholarships.html