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Legion offers new ECC scholarship for veterans

The American Legion Hyman Peavey Post #188 in Iowa Falls is offering a new $500 scholarship to a qualifying veteran enrolled full-time at Ellsworth Community College. Applications for the 2016-2017 scholarship must be delivered to the ECC Financial Aid Office (or postmarked) by the May 1 deadline for consideration.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with one-year minimum active duty and Honorable/General Discharge status. Residents of Hardin and Franklin Counties will be given first preference. The scholarship application form is available on the ECC website at www.EllsworthCollege.com and in the ECC Financial Aid Office on the second floor in Gentle Student Center.

“I was very excited to hear about this new scholarship opportunity for our veterans awarded by the American Legion Post #188 of Iowa Falls,” says Brittany Myers, ECC’s VA Coordinator. “These men and women who have served and are currently serving are truly deserving of this generous award.”

The scholarship will be disbursed $250 for the fall 2016 semester and $250 for the spring 2017 semester to provide financial support for books, housing or living expenses. The scholarship does not cover tuition and fees, and will therefore not impact a veteran student’s ability to qualify for GI Bill® support.

ECC is featured on the 2016 Military Friendly Schools® List for embracing military students and dedicating resources to ensure their success. This is the second year that Victory Media has named ECC to the Military Friendly Schools® List.

The new American Legion Hyman Peavey Post #188 scholarship was received as part of the Ellsworth College Foundation’s 125th Continuing The Vision Scholarship Campaign, which has increased the number of Foundation scholarships to 128 and is still working toward raising $1,250,000 in scholarship gifts by December 2017.

“The local American Legion Scholarship for veteran students is a great example of a community organization reaching out to support both students and Ellsworth Community College,” says Kaitlyn Bartling, ECC College Foundation Director.

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