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EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP

KAY BUSBY

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Address

Telephone

kbusby4343@gmail.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lisa Valcoure

1815 N 132nd Road, Concordia, KS 66901

(785) 914-9693

lvalcoure@hotmail.com

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Loni Jensen

224 S Walnut, Newton, KS 67114

(785) 475-7020

loni.jensen@gmail.com

 
DISTRICT EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN
District One Lois Icenogle Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Dianna McElroy Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three Kitty Miller Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Marcella McGuire Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Connie Nichols Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Paula Sellens Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
The Education and Scholarship Program:

The Auxiliary's Education and Scholarship Program promotes the American Legion Auxiliary's role in providing quality education for children and adults through classroom activities, literacy programs, scholarship promotion, and support of education beyond high school, especially for military children.

Auxiliary members believe that a solid educational foundation is the cornerstone of American freedom.  This program further promotes quality education for every child and supports students in their desire to continue their education beyond high school. Auxiliary members work actively with educators and local schools to develop and maintain an educational system that serves the needs of all children at every level.  Auxiliary volunteers sponsor and support state and national education legislation; establish new scholarship opportunities for students; alert eligible students to existing scholarship resources; help students identify career opportunities and professional job requirements; and encourage students to plan early for college and apply for scholarship opportunities.

What Can You Do to Promote Education and Scholarship:

Enhance respect for the sacrifices of our military heroes among school children by scheduling Veterans in Community Schools programs.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Locate a veteran willing to share his/her experience with school children. Collaborate with you local American Legion post to present Veterans in Community Schools within your local community.
Contact your local schoolteachers or principals to see if they would be interested in hosting a Veterans in Community Schools event. Promote your Veterans in Community Schools event through local media and on your own social mediat accounts.
Volunteer to provide transportation to and from schools for the veteran speaking in community schools. Review: "How to Organize a Veterans in Community Schools Even
Wear your American Legion Auxiliary apparel when you visit schools.  

Promote American Legion Auxiliary scholarships, and award local scholarships at the department and unit levels.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Contact the guidance or career counselor at your local high school who handles scholarship opportunities. Create a Unit Scholarship Fund to award scholarships to local students. See How to Create a Unit Scholarship Fund
Make copies of any scholarship applications, and provide them to schools that request them. Prepare a news release regarding scholarship information. Put this information in your unit's newsletter.
Volunteer to be on your unit's volunteer selection committee. Publicize the scholarship winners at a school presentation and in the media.
Make a donation to local, district, department, and/or national scholarship funds. Track all scholarship applications, and report the information on your unit mid-year or end-year education report.

Support Give 10 to Education, American Education Week, and Teacher Appreciation Week.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Participate in the Give 10 to Education program by purchasing items to distribute to schools. Save Box Tops for Education and send them to your local school. Participate in Give 10 to Education program by soliciting items from members to distribute to local schools. Contribute supplies to local classrooms. Place posters with a collection box at local business, inviting local residents to donate supplies.
Promote Teacher Appreciation Week by sending cards to your local school teachers. Donate resources that teachers or needy children may need. Promote Teacher Appreciation Week by reaching out to teachers, and ask how your unit can enhance their school curriculum or help any children in need.
Promote American Education Week by sending cards to all local school staff thanking them for the work that they do. Educate school administrators on how the American Legion Auxiliary can have a postitive impact on students.

Assist and support veterans pursuing higher education and vocational education.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Contact a campus student veterans group at colleges and universities in your community to see what kind of help they might need. The Veterans Affairs counselor at the college can assist you in locating the veterans groups. Colaborate with a campus student veterans group at colleges and universities in your community.
Sign up to receive The American Legion's Legislative Action Alerts, and support the alerts regarding the GI Bill. Provide information/handouts to members on organizing and delivering presentations on career and life skills topics to student veterans.

Assist and support military children with educational opportunities.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Provide information on the American Legion Auxiliary's Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship. Find application and details about this scholarship below. Encourage Junior members to contact their school guidane counselor and volunteer to be a mentor to new military children in their school.
Inform schools of a free tutoring website for military children. See http://www.tutor.com/military Use some of the Give 10 to Education supplies to make backpacks welcoming military children to school.
  Provide your local school with a copy of the Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/homefront/homefront.pdf

Member, Unit, and Department Education and Scholarship Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Member Give 10 to Education Printable Citation This award is presented to all members who participated in the Give 10 to Education program. Download and print recognition certificates from the National Education Committee page.
Unit Most Outstanding Unit Education Program Citation Plaque (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. The entry is limited to no more than five (5) pictures and five (5) news articles. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Education Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Department Best Department Education Program Citation (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. The entry may include pictures, clippings, scrapbooks, folders, etc. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Education Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Education and Scholarship Program Page: www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/Education. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

 

Mid-Year Unit Reports are due to the District Chairman by December 5, 2018.

Mid-Year District Reports are due to the Department Chairman by December 15, 2018.

Mid-Year Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by January 5, 2019.
Year-End Unit Reports are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2019. (Date might need to be adjusted depending the dates of District conventions.)
Year-End District Reports are due to Department Chairman by March 15, 2019.
Department Education and Scholarship Chairman's Year-End Report (Kansas Department Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23, 2019.
Year-End Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by May 15, 2019
SEE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BELOW LINK FOR APPLICATIONS. All National Scholarship applications must be postmarked MARCH 1, 2019.
Kansas Scholarship Applications are due by________, 2019.
Kansas LPN Scholarship Applications are due by________, 2019.
Department Education Chairman's Year-End Report (Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23, 2019.
Unit's entry for the Most Outstanding Unit Education Pogram is due to the National Central Division Education Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
Department's entry for the Best Department Education Program is due to the National Central Division Education Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms" tab on this website's main navigation menu, then select "District Report Forms".
Kansas Program Action Plan Unit Report Forms can be referenced, by District, at the top of this page, or by visiting "Forms" (then select your District), on this website's main navigation menu.
Kansas LPN Scholarship Application How to Organize a Veterans in Community Schools Event
Kansas Scholarship Application How to Create a Unit Scholarship Fund
The application for the CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP can be found on the Education page of the ALA Web page. Click here to connect to the ALA Education web page.> You will be requried to enter your ID and password to access this information. This scholarship is awarded to children of veterans who served in the armed forces during the eligibility dates for The American Legion. Three $5,000.00 scholarships will be awarded in each of the five (5) divisions. Fifteen outstanding students will be awarded a total of $75,000.00 to further their higher education. The applicants must complete 50 hours of community service during his/her high school years to be eligible for one of these scholarships. Free online tutoring for military children: http://www.tutor.com/military
The application for the NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP can be found on the Education page of the ALA Web page. Click here to connect to the ALA Education web page.> You will be requried to enter your ID and password to access this information. One scholarship of $2,000.00 will be awarded in each of the five (5) divisions. The applicant must be a members of the American Legion Family, and shall have paid dued for the two proceeding years and for the calendar your in which the application is made.

Student Veterans of America:

http://www.studentveterans.org

The application for the SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP can be found on the Education page of the ALA Web page. Click here to connect to the ALA Education web page.> You will be requried to enter your ID and password to access this information. One Junior member in each of the five (5) divisions will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship. the applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years, hold a current membership card, and continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year scholarship period.

Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/

homefront/homefront.pdf

  National Award Cover Sheet

 

 

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