Nursing Scholarship

Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship  Application

a. One $4,000 Nursing scholarship is awarded annually to a veteran or a veteran’s wife or husband, widow or widower, or child of a veteran. The veteran’s period of service eligibility is April 16, 1017 – November 11, 1918, or any time after December 7, 1941, to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
b. Applications may be submitted by students planning to enter or currently enrolled in an accredited University/College/Nursing School for the purpose of earning a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse or other recognized nursing degree.
c. Applicants must follow the Rules established for eligibility and provide all pertinent information as set forth in the Rules. Applications can be printed from the Department Web Site. All applications must be submitted by the student to an Auxiliary Unit for sponsorship no later than the 1st Friday in April. Units shall forward completed and signed applications to the Department Chairman no later than the 3rd Friday in April.
d. The winner of the $4,000 scholarship is disqualified from future $4,000 awards, but may be encouraged to apply for a lesser amount. A scholarship winner shall be given priority each year until graduation, provided the grades and need meet the requirements and a new application is submitted each year.


**Applicants awarded scholarships by the Department of California American Legion Auxiliary have only two (2) years to inititate use of the funds awarded. If a scholarship is not claimed by the university or college on behalf of the applicant within that two (2) year period, the Department Office will require in writing as to why these funds have not been used. If use of funds is not inititated within that time frame, they are to be reverted back to the funds from which they were originiated. If the circumstances of nonuse are of medical nature, it is by the discretion of the Department President, Secretary/Treasurer, and the Chairman to extend the claim for an additional time period not to exceed 18 months, before funds are reverted back to where they were orginated.**