2022 scholarship winners named

The American Legion Department of Minnesota Americanism Committee has announced winners of 2022 scholarships.

Memorial Scholarship
• Braydon Wendinger, Dawson, $500, Corcordia College
• Darby Bersie, Big Lake, $500, Bemidji State University
• Bailey Jacobson, Parkers Prairie, $500, M-State University
• Mason Epeneter, Dawson, $500, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
• Alexander Michuda, Corcoran, $500, Bethel University
• Amber Findlay, Herman, $500, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Foundation Scholarship
• Eleanor Kayser, Wells, $500, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
• Logan Melvie, Crookston, $500, University of North Dakota
• Sloan Merschman, Bagley, $500, University of North Dakota

Nurse’s Training Scholarship
• Kaitlyn Sanstead, Hoffman, $1,000, College of St. Benedict
• Alicia Koehnen, Lino Lakes, $1,000, College of St. Scholastica
• Angela DeSoto, Cambridge, $1,000, Anoka Ramsey Community College
• Jeremy VanLaningham, Eagan, $1,000, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
• Tanya Vanderpool, Cambridge, $1,000, Riverland Community College

Scholarship forms

The Department of Minnesota offers two different types of scholarships for post secondary education.

Click on the scholarship forms below for more information.

Memorial Scholarship Application
Minnesota American Legion Foundation Scholarship
Minnesota American Legion Nurses Training Scholarship

Information and forms are available through the above links. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Jennifer Kelley at or calling 651-291-1800.

The American Legion National Scholarships

Link to the National website Scholarship page;

The American Legion Department of Minnesota is grateful for state grants given for our services to veterans and their families. Read more about the grants:

MDVA Grants


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