American Legion Post 11




Hazel McDaniel and Mary Ann Pontius Scholarships Information 2024

Each scholarship amount - $1000.00 Scholarship/$500.00 per semester


Application – You may request a scholarship application by sending your email to Mary E. Price at, or by contacting her at 765-426-4563. A completed application can be sent or dropped off at the American Legion Post 11 located at 1801 S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905, or, emailed to Mary E. Price at her email. Application due date is Friday, April 12th. Unfortunately, incomplete or late applications will be automatically disqualified.

EligibilityThe applicant must be related to a veteran who was, or is, a grandparent, great grandparent, parent, sibling, aunt or uncle. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited high school at the time of application submission. Before the winner receives scholarship money, proof would have to be shown of enrollment in an accredited school of higher education as a full-time student.

Forfeiture – In the event a recipient is expelled from school, withdraws from school, or doesn’t remain a full-time student, he/she will forfeit the scholarship and the alternate will receive the remainder of the money.

Schools – Scholarship money can be applied to any higher education accredited school. Proof of enrollment in the school is required.

Selection – The Selection Committee is comprised of 6 auxiliary members who serve the American Legion on 9th Street in Lafayette. Scholarship winner and alternate will be announced on April 23rd.

Committee Members:

Juanita Eacret                                     Liz Price

                     Adele Ferrini                                       Alice Robinson

Sheila Klinker                                     Eileen Hession Weiss 




Unit 11 Auxiliary Scholarship Application 2024

American Legion 1801 S. 9th St. Lafayette, IN 47905


Please print or write legibly.

Last Name_________________________ First Name ____________________Date___________

Home Address___________________________City_______________State_____ZIP_________                     

Daytime Telephone Number____________________ Email Address_______________________

Date of Birth: Month_____________________ Day_________ Year_______________________

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) _______________Current Class Rank_______________

Must submit a copy of most recent transcript.

Name of High School attending __________________________School ID #_________________

List any active hobbies, outside interests, school related extra-curricular activities, and any volunteer experiences. Please be as specific as possible.

Are you a member of any military organization? Please explain and be as specific as possible.

Please provide background information and any pertinent facts or stories related to the veteran under which you are eligible for this scholarship.

If awarded, intent of use: School Tuition      Books and Academic Materials       Campus Housing       

Please choose 2 of the following essay topics using a maximum of 250-500 words per essay question. Typed, double spaced, font size 14. These can be emailed or mailed.

*What does it mean to you to be an American and why?

*How do you feel when you see an American flag?

*What do you think when you see an American flag?

Two written references are required: one from a current teacher, coach or school counselor; one from any family member. These can be emailed or mailed to the American Legion address listed above in care of:

Mary E. Price, 765-426-4563    


Please note that the submission deadline is April 12, 2024 and there will be no exceptions, thank you. We look forward to receiving your application.



  Auxiliary Officers


 President:  Shellie Dexter

 1st Vice:  Erin Bumm

2nd Vice:  Barb Benjamin

 Secretary:  Liz Price

  Treasurer:  Eileen Hession Weiss

Historian:  Cindy Lyon

Chaplain:  Gayle Biggs

Executive Board:  Adele Ferrini, LuAnne Osborn, Alice Robinson



Auxillary meetings start at 6:30PM on the 3rd Monday of every month


Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?


A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

Contact your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit, complete the application and proudly join the AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.

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