Legion Riders roll into New Ulm
Receive donations for Legacy Scholarship
Minnesota Legacy Run Chairman Steve Sullivan received a number of checks including one for $5,608.50 from a number of local businesses and industries. Other local donations included $500 checks from New Ulm American Legion Post 132 and the Post 132 Legion Auxiliary. Local donations totaled $6,708.50, boosting the Minnesota Legacy Run running donation total to $51,287.50.
Last year, Post 132 American Legion riders donated $5,246.40 to the Minnesota Legacy Run.
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship was created as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror that left many children of active duty military personnel in single-parent households.
The American Legion wants to ensure that higher education is a possibility for children whose parents lost their lives serving our country. Beginning in 2017, the scholarship was expanded to include children of VA-rated, Post 9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
Scholarship awards are up to $20,000 in aid. Renewable scholarships based on need, are for expenses of graduate and post-graduate tuition, books, room and board, meal plans, transportation and other supplies.
Students can re-apply for the scholarship up to six years. A waiver can be obtained if the student is in the National Guard or reserves and is called to active duty or is on a church mission.
Donation checks can be given to Legion Riders or mailed to The American Legion Foundation; Third Floor, Veterans Service Building; 20 W. 12th Street, Room 300A; St. Paul, MN 55155-2000.
For more information, visit https://wwwmnlegacyrun.org/about-us/faq/