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Marseilles American Legion announces cash award for medical college students

Marseilles American Legion Post 235 is accepting applications from currently-enrolled college students in a medical or medical-related curriculum for a cash award to assist in educational pursuits. Applicants must be a resident of the Marseilles community or be related to a Post 235 member and must submit an application and a short essay on a subject explained in the application instructions.

Applications will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, or Thursday, March 15, at the American Legion Hall, 571 Rutland St., Marseilles, or from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, March 12, through Thursday March 15, by calling 815-795-2685, or by sending a request for an application package to American Legion Post 235, Attn: Medical Education Award, 571 Rutland St., Marseilles, IL 61341.

Completed applications and essays must be returned by mail to the Legion by Friday, April 6. Awards will be presented at the pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 29.

The funds for this award are from the proceeds from the pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of the month at the Legion Hall. The winning applicants will receive $500, runners-up will be awarded lesser amounts to be determined by the number of qualifying applications/essays and funds available.

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