Scholarship created in name of a great woman veteran


The American Legion Patchogue Post 269 recently created a yearly scholarship program in honor of Pauline King.

King served in the Army National Guard for 25 years.  She continued her service to veterans by working at the VA hospital in Northport.  She was a member of the post for 15 years, and served as adjutant, second vice commander, and first  vice commander during her time in the Post.  She passed away in 2021.

The Pauline J. King Memorial Scholarship will be awarded every year to a deserving senior attending either Patchogue-Medford School District or the South Country School District.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.  Students who show a record of volunteerism in the community, including non-school-sponsored activities, extracurricular school activities, and are planning to pursue a career in public service such as education, health care, police, fire, social work or other public service-related areas, are the focus for this scholarship.

The scholarship application is available online on their web site under the Projects & Information tab or directly via URL

The deadline for applications for the 2022 scholarship is April 1.  Qualified applicants will be interviewed in April or early May. The scholarship will be awarded in June at a formal award ceremony to be held at the American Legion Post.


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