South Orange County Post 281


For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHHIP link

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships


Post 281 Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Fund


The Post 281 Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Fund is designed to assist qualified high school students fund their college or trade school education.  To be eligible for this college fund the high school age student must have a parent, grandparent, brother or sister who is a veteran or on active duty in the United States Military, Reserves or National Guard. The applicant must include: Personnel information. name, age, email & address; academic history; proof of family military duty; a copy of at least one of the following items - their DD214, Honorable Discharge, active duty or military ID card, VA ID card; or photo of family member in uniform; school you plan to attend; intended major; community service activities; extra curricular activities; leadership activities; awards; letters of recommendation.  Interested applicants seeking additional information may contact the Post at (949) 212-0479 or email the Post at


2021 Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Award recipients Natalie Misri (Dana Hills High School)
and Megan Moorehead (Aliso Viejo High School) Megan was not available for the photo.

2018 Post 281 Military Family Student Scholarship fund applicants as well as Laguna Niguel Council Members Fred Minager and Elaine Gennawey.

2017 Applicants for the Post 281 Military Family Student Scholarship Fund
L to R Madison Long, Katelyn Keen, Tyler Sparks, Michael Lust, Dennis Mulvaney, Ila Foskett, Jenna Sevutera, and Nora Patterson