Lincoln Land Leathernecks Educational Grant
The Lincoln Land Leathernecks Detachment 1174 of the Marine Corps League annually awards between two to five one-time grants of $500 to students in our Detachment membership area, depending on donations collected the previous calendar year.
The qualifications are:
(1) GPA of at least a B, with good work and attendance habits.
(2) Live in the counties of Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, or St. Clair IL.
(3) Write an essay of 100 words or less explaining your goals in life and why you should receive the grant.
Applications must be received by May 17th, 2018
1. Be high school seniors or high school graduates who are first-time college students in the fall of 2018.
2. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four-year college or technical institute for the entire 2018-19 academic year
3. Be a U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
* Academic achievement
* Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals.
*** Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants:
1. Students with a family member in the Marine Corps League.
2. Students with a family member serving or having served in the United States Marine Corps or as a Navy Corpsman or Navy Chaplain.
3. Students with a family member serving or having served in the U.S. Military.
We send information and the application to all the high schools in the Detachment membership area (Bond, Clinton, Madison, Fayette and St. Clair counties of IL) around the beginning of March. If you are a local student who fits the above criteria you can check with your local high school Guidance Counselor and mail an application to the Committee Chairman noted below or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Note: Because of funds raised during our 2017 collection period we will be able to award five (5) $500 grants for 2018 Seniors.
Mail Application To:
Richard Niepert, Committee Chairman
20290 Mt. Moriah Ave.
Mulberry Grove, IL 62262-3116
The 2016 Educational Grant Winners.
2011 Winners were:
Kent Thole of Greenville, IL
Jeffrey Edison of Lebanon, IL
2012 Winners were:
Angel McDonald of Ramsey, IL
Harley Tompkins of Smithboro, IL
2013 Winners were:
Brandon McDonald of Ramsey, IL
Alexander Stoff of Highland, IL
Jacob Thomas of Mulberry Grove, IL
2014 Winners Were:
Kellen Lake of Albers, IL
Sebastian Neudeck of Greenville, IL
Tara Pruett of Pocahontas, IL
2015 Winners Were:
Abbigaile Gustafson of New Baden, IL
Kathryn Rensing of New Baden, IL
Michael Wernle of Greenville, IL
2016 Winners Were:
Kallie Gan of Greenville, IL
Adam Cruthis of Greenville, IL
Michaela Simon of Indianapolis, IN
2017 Winners Were:
Caleb Knobeloch of Mascoutah, IL
Aiyana Stokes of Troy, IL
Kelsie Waters of Mulberry Grove, IL
Jensen Lake of Albers, IL
Hannah Ervie of St. Libory, IL
2018 Winners Were:
Sarah Dotzert of Marine, IL
Lacey Hanratty of Highland, IL
Alexis Klostermann of Aviston, IL
Hannah Timmermann of Germantown, IL
Emma Schuster of Highland, IL
The 2017 Educational Grant Winners.
2018 Educational Grant Winners.
Some Grant winners were off scouting colleges during the presentation meeting and could not attend. There Certificates and checks were mailed to them. Photos will be posted at a later date if possible.
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