2019 High School Scholarship Recipients

The American Legion Onion Creek Post 326 will award up to eight $1,000 scholarships paid at the rate of $500 per regular semester.  Akins, Bowie, Hays and Lehman graduating Seniors currently enrolled in the school JROTC program are eligible. The Post 326 Scholarship Committee accepts applications January through March each year, and interviews selectively at candidates' high schools in April.   

Description: Graduating Seniors from Akins, Bowie, Hays, and Lehman high schools are eligible.  Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, currently enrolled in the school's JROTC program, 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.  

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 JROTC Commander counselor for verification of class standing and test scores.  Applications will be submitted  by the JROTC Commander to the Post 326 Scholarship Chairman.  Applications must be RECEIVED by April 20, 2022.

​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 among 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 awarded seven (7) scholarships to applicants from the University of Texas, Texas State University and Huston-Tillotson University.

For the 2018-2019 academic year Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 awarded seven (7) scholarships to applicants from the University of Texas, Texas State University and Huston-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.

​Veteran Scholarships


P.O. Box 314 Manchaca, TX 78652

Onion Creek Post 326

The American Legion 

Primary Contact:   Bill Welch,

                                 Veteran Scholarship Chairman
Address:   P.O. Box 314
                  Manchaca, TX 78652 

Phone:        (512) 280-0320 or (512) 282-5201
Email:         billwelch@sbcglobal.com
Deadline:    3/31/2020

Award:        $2000/recipient

Renewable:  Yes

​Veteran Scholarships

Contact Information

We are pleased to accept donations to our Scholarship Fund.  All donations are tax deductible.

Contact Information

Primary Contact: Tom Brotherton, Scholarship Chairman

Address:  American Legion Post 326
                 Attn: High School Scholarship Chairman

                 P.O. Box 314
                 Manchaca, TX 78652 
Phone:      (512) 786-7245​
Email:       tbrotherton2@gmail.com
Deadline:  20 April 2020

Award:      $1000/recipient

Renewable:  No