The American Legion Onion Creek Post 326 will award twelve $1,000 scholarships paid at the rate of $500 per regular semester. Akins, Bowie, Hays and Lehman graduating Seniors are currently eligible. The Post 326 Scholarship Committee accepts applications January through March each year, and interviews selectively at candidates' high schools in April. However, those who live in or near the Onion Creek neighborhood and attend a private school may also be considered.
Description: Graduating Seniors from Akins, Bowie, Hays, and Lehman high schools are eligible. Must be a citizen of the United States, plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student, and must subsequently maintain good academic standing.
Criteria: Includes high school grade point average/class standing, personal character, extracurricular activities, profession objective, and need. Military family background or personal military plans not required, but considered favorably.
Recipients must document their academic progress following each semester by submitting a copy of their official grade report along with verification of enrollment for the upcoming semester.
Please submit a completed application to your counselor for verification of class standing and test scores. Applications will be submitted by each of the eligible school campus counselors to the Scholarship Chairman. Applications must be RECEIVED by March 31st.
High School Scholarships
The Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 in Austin, TX initiated its inaugural Veteran Scholarships Program in the fall of 2013 based on $6,500 in grants received from seven Austin area Walmart Supercenters. Initially the Post granted two (2) $2,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic school year payable $1,000 per semester through the Scholarship, Counseling or Student Aid departments of the university. These funds can be used by students to assist them with expenses associated with their continuing college education such as books, tuition, fees, rent, or other basic living expenses.
For the 2014-2015 academic year Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 awarded four (4) scholarships from among 12 deserving veterans: three from Texas State University and nine from the University Texas
For the 2015-2016 academic year Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 awarded six (6) scholarships from amount 21 deserving veterans: 17 from Texas State University and six from The University of Texas.
For the 2017-2018 academic year Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 plans to award five or six scholarships to applicants from The University of Texas, Texas State University and Houston-Tillotson University.
These veterans scholarships will be available only to veterans of the US military branches of service who have received an honorable discharge and who are attending or enrolling in a central Texas area university on a full time basis.
Applications may be submitted through the University Scholarship Financial Aid Office or by submission to the American Legion Post 326, P.O. Box 314, Manchaca, TX 78652, Attn: Veteran Scholarships Program Committee.
Veteran scholarship recipients who are attending the University on the GI Bill with books and tuition already paid by the GI Bill will be able to use the funds for miscellaneous school expenses and fees not already covered by the GI Bill and such expenses as rent, utilities and groceries during each semester.
Your University may issue an IRS Form 1098-T to the scholarship recipient at the end of each calendar year, as the funds may be subject to Federal Income Tax.
P.O. Box 314 Manchaca, TX 78652
Onion Creek Post 326
Primary Contact: Clyde Walls,
Veteran Scholarship Chairman
Address: P.O. Box 314
Manchaca, TX 78652
Phone: (512) 431-6983
2015 High School Scholarship Recipients
Primary Contact: Dr. Ron Stried, Scholarship Chairman
Address: P.O. Box 314
Manchaca, TX 78652
Phone: (512) 496-6745