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UNIT 290

For more than a century, The American Legion Auxiliary has been serving, helping, and 

meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military, and their families both here and abroad.



Virginia (Ginger) Briggs

Vice President


Mary Schelin


Marilyn Butters


Dale Seward

Sergeant At-Arms

Teresa Hardisty



In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.


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 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.

Visit for details.


All American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships are due by 1 May. 

Send applications with required documents to:

Frances Shelton

699 Ramoth Church Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22406-4407

Stafford Unit 290 Scholarship


Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary Stafford Unit 290 awards the Stafford Unit 290 Scholarship, a $1000 award, to a graduating senior from each Stafford County High School. In January, eligibility criteria and application forms are published on this website and are available through the high school guidance counselors. After reviewing the applications, the scholarship committee will select the winners and award the scholarships at each applicable high school's Senior Awards Night.

Additional scholarships are also available through Department and National affiliations.

Visit the SCHOLARSHIPS tab for more information.  


The Department of Virginia American Legion Auxiliary offers the following scholarships:


Dr. Kate Waller Barrett Scholarship


Veteran's Education Scholarship


Past President's Parley Medical Scholarship


For Department Scholarship applications, see your guidance counselor or visit the Department of Virginia Auxiliary website at

The National American Legion Auxiliary offers a number of scholarships including but not limited to:


Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship


Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
$1000 x 5


For National Auxiliary Scholarship applications, see your guidance counselor or visit

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