As part of the promotion for the Post 14 and AMVETS Illinois Service Foundation scholarships, Clinton Post 14 Scholarship Committee members went to the Clinton High School to “sell” our product.
The Post members talked to several students not only in classrooms, but also during lunch periods in the school commons. Pictured are the Scholarship Committee members, L – R: Marvin Hubble, Ed Beck, Darrel Tucker, and Jessie Owens (Alternate for Dennis Davenport) plus Post 14 Commander Marc Rogers.
Post 14 has both a fantastic privilege and very unique opportunity for developing this scholarship program. One of the Post members gifted Post 14 with a $10,000 donation designated for area scholarships; the Post then drafted guidelines developing the scholarship program. It was requested by the donor that the scholarship funds go strictly to local high school seniors who are children and grandchildren of Veterans. The breakdown of the funding has been requested to be in the form of half for four-year college bound students, while the other half of the donation is for students electing to pursue a trade school education.
As part of this trust, the Post established a Scholarship Committee to develop the application form and selection process criteria for the Dennis Davenport / AMVETS Post 14 Scholarships. With some fantastic teamwork by the Post 14 members, both the application form and a scoring formula was created similar to the process used by the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary scholarship program.
This article is a reminder that applications for the Post 14 Scholarships are due by March 1st. Prospective applicants are reminded that a minimum award for each scholarship will be $1000.00! Post 14 is excited about being able to help our local Veterans’ children and grandchildren as they continue their education and training for the future. We will provide the names of both sets of the scholarship winners for the Clinton Journal newspaper, so everyone can know who has been selected for both the four-year college and the trade school scholarships.