Scholarship applications available through the Con Rapids VFW Auxiliary

Applications for national and state scholarships are available to Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary members and families.

The National Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will award four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2013-2014 year.

These scholarships are to assist members of the auxiliary or their family members (spouse, son or daughter) to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at a technical school.

Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. The qualifying member must have been a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for one year prior to application. Deadline for application is Feb. 15, 2013.

Applications are also open for the 2013 Marcella Arnold Scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

The applicant must be a full-time nursing student in an associate degree or baccalaureate degree school of nursing or prior to the start of an LPN program. The scholarship is designed to help fund the final year.

Applicants must be eligible to join the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary, or be a child or grandchild of a member of the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary. Deadline is April l, 2013.

Applicants must be a resident of the state of Minnesota, or a non-resident of Minnesota with a membership in the Minnesota VFW or Ladies Auxiliary attending a nursing school in Minnesota. The amount of award has yet to be determined.

Call Mary Kaye Kath at 763-757-5189.