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The 2022 Colorado American Legion

Legacy Fund Scholarship Campaign

 

The ALR Pony Express Run 6 August 2022

Colorado American Legion Post families across Colorado engage in fundraising efforts or contribute to the 2022 fundraising campaign in conjunction with their program during the year. These efforts conclude in time for the Annual Colorado Legacy Pony Express run. Legion family can download the 2022 campaign pamphlet at this link and share it with Legion, business, and community donors across the state.

 

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a nation-wide needs-based $20,000 scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized. The Scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate studies. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times Eligible recipients include the children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 and children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.

 

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship helps ensure higher education is a possibility for children who lost a parent to death on active duty, or suffered a service-connected disability rated 50 percent or greater by VA, since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

 

What is the Pony Express?

The donations received during the legacy campaign are consolidated at various relay stations across the state. On August 6th, 2022, Colorado American Legion Riders will conduct the state-wide Pony Express run, riding one of the designated routes to collect donations from each of the relay stations. All routes will reach a central collection point in the afternoon of 6 August at Neal Thomas Jr. Centennial Post 209, 3613 Jennine Drive, Colorado Springs, CO for a campaign celebration and some good old-fashioned fun.