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Two Kentucky Veterans Awarded John Keys Scholarship (...more)

The John Keys Scholarship Program has awarded scholarship grants to two Kentucky veterans – Kevin Hartley of Independence, Kentucky and Travis Tiffany of Rineyville, Kentucky. Hartley is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and is attending Gateway Community & Technical College in Edgewood, Kentucky. Tiffany is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and is now attending Elizabethtown Community & Technical College in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The Program’s Review Committee met in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month to review applications received. Each of the winners will receive a $900 scholarship assistance grant.

The John Keys Scholarship Program provides educational assistance grants to honorably discharged U.S. Armed Services veterans who are legal residents of Kentucky and to members of the Sons of The American Legion. The John Keys Scholarship was established in 1988 and has awarded nearly 60 scholarship grants since 1995.  The Scholarship is a program of the Kentucky Sons of The American Legion, administered by Independence Squadron 275 in northern Kentucky.  The Scholarship is named in honor of John H. Keys of Covington, Kentucky, a Korean War veteran and American Legion member who died of cancer in 1990.

More than 95% of the Fund’s donations are provided by members of the American Legion Auxiliary, The American Legion, and Sons of The American Legion. The amount of funds available for scholarship grants is dependent on the contributions received.   Scholarship grants are targeted to those veterans who have exhausted other educational benefits or fall into the gaps of the various GI Bill benefits and to members of the S.A.L. who demonstrate real financial need.

The Sons of The American Legion (S.A.L.) was established in 1932 and composed of direct male descendants of members of the American Legion and direct male descendants of deceased honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who served during wartime. The Sons of The American Legion has nearly 400,000 members in more than 5,600 local Squadrons in all 50 states and 2 foreign nations.

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