Clarion VFW Offers Scholarship Opportunities to H.S. Seniors

Chad Matthews - 2/15/2022

SPC Ross A. McGinnis VFW Post 2145 and Auxiliary 2145 Scholarships

The Scholarships are awarded in memory of Ted Lawrence, a 2001 graduate of Clarion Area High School.

Three scholarships will be awarded to seniors in a Clarion County high school who plan to attend a post-secondary institution or technical school in the fall.

Relatives of Post and Auxiliary 2145 members are also eligible to apply.

The first place winner will receive $1,000.00, the second place winner will receive $600.00, and the third place winner will receive $400.00.

Eligibility Requirements:

* Must be a senior at a school in Clarion County, cyber schooled or homeschooled in a Clarion County School
 District, or related to a member of Spc Ross A McGinnis VFW Post or Auxiliary 2145.

* Must show proof of acceptance to a post-secondary institution or technical school (Monetary award will be held until the notification of acceptance is received).

* Must have an immediate relative who is a veteran (this includes; parents, step-parents, grandparents, and siblings).

* Must complete an essay 500 to 600 words. Essays will be judged and scored based on the following criteria:

- Relevant content

- Personal Style

- Developed ideas and detail

- Organization

- Spelling and grammar

The scholarship will be presented at the annual Awards Ceremony on March 26th 2022 at Spc. Ross A. McGinnis VFW Post 2145, Inc. in Clarion, Pa.


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