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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.

UNIT 290 OFFICERS

President

Virginia (Ginger) Briggs

Vice President

Historian

Mary Schelin

maryeschelin@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Marilyn Butters

marilynbutters@gmail.com

Chaplain

Dale Seward

elad1350@icloud.com

Sergeant At-Arms

Teresa Hardisty

thardisty2000@yahoo.com

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

MEMBERSHIP

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 www.legion-aux.org for details.

ALA VIRGINIA GIRLS STATE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

ALA UNIT 290 SCHOLARSHIPS
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

$1000

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
$1000

 

Veteran's Education Scholarship
$1000

 

Past President's Parley Medical Scholarship
$1000

 

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

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

 

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
$2500-$3500

 

Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
$1000 x 5

 

For National Auxiliary Scholarship applications, see your guidance counselor or visit www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships

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