Granted annually to a graduating high school senior who resides in Princeton, West Windsor, or Plainsboro who is a descendent of a person who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Established in 2005, this scholarship is made possible by Princeton Post No. 76, American Legion. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans’ organization. It is a community service organization with Posts located around the world.

The Princeton Post 76 American Legion, Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship is administered through the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

Award:

Two scholarships for descendants of a person who served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be awarded annually. The award will be $1,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study at an accredited community college, diploma issuing technical school or four-year college or university in the United States.

Eligibility:

The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Princeton, West Windsor Township or Plainsboro.

In addition, the applicant must be the son (natural or adopted), step-son, grandson, great-grandson, daughter (natural or adopted), step-daughter, granddaughter, or great-granddaughter of a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

This is a competitive scholarship, and the recipients will be selected based on achievement, character, and financial need.

Application guidelines, Due Date and Award Notification:

  • Download application form (available as a Word Document or PDF file)
  • Submit the completed application and all required attachments to the Princeton Area Community Foundation at 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 by May 1.
  • Award notification posted on Community Foundation website on June 15.
  • The scholarship will be mailed directly to the institution where the student is enrolled on July 31.

Be Sure to Include:

  • Application form with Princeton Post 76 American Legion, Dr. Henry J. Frank Scholarship checked in the box
  • A brief statement of the military service of your relative (see above), including relationship, branch of service and dates of services, and/or a photocopy of your relative’s discharge papers.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA
  • A copy of your college financial aid award letter*
  • A copy of your college acceptance letter*
  • A personal statement responding to one of the four questions found on the application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • High school transcript
  • Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

* If unavailable at the time of application, these documents (just from the school you decide to attend) must be submitted to the Community Foundation before the scholarship funds will be awarded.