Cathay Post Scholarship


DEADLINE: Sunday, February 4, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. (PST)

Greetings Scholarship Applicants:

It is with great pleasure Cathay Post #186 of the American Legion announces its 2024 Higher Education Scholarship Program. Please read the instructions and eligibility/qualifications below. 

(These instructions and guidelines document can also be downloaded below)


• Read both the Guidelines and the Application documents.

• Ensure you meet the eligibility qualifications.

• Complete the Application document by typing directly onto it or printing it and then filling it out.

• Attach your two essays and two letters of recommendation to your application.

• Submit your completed application document either by email or by mail by the deadline.

General Information

• Two scholarships of $2,000.00 each are awarded annually.


• High school senior or undergraduate pursuing a degree or certificate in a community college, professional/technical (trades) school, or 4-year university.

• Cathay Post #186 members (past or current) or their relatives.

• A scholarship recipient must wait at least one year before applying for another scholarship.


Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

• Needs Basis

• Civic Engagement (activities within your community)

• Achievements

Application Process

• Completed application

• Two essays

• Each essay has a maximum 500-word limit.

• Double-spaced (typed with a font of 12 is preferred)

• Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher if possible)

Submission of Completed Scholarship Application (choose one option)

• Mail to: Cathay Post #186, PO Box 3281, Seattle, WA 98114

• Submit online:


All applications documents which include the application form, two essays, and two letters of recommendation must be received either by email or postmarked on or before

Sunday, February 4, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. PST.

Announcement of Results

• Notifications to all applicants will occur shortly after the deadline.

• An invitation to attend the Cathay Post #186 Scholarship Awards ceremony will be sent. The

winner is expected to attend the meeting to receive the award.

• At a future Cathay Post #186 meeting, the winner will be asked to attend and share with the

members the impact the scholarship has had on the recipient.


Submit online:

Required Application Submission Materials CHECKLIST

☐Completed application with your name included at the bottom of each page.

☐Two essays- each with a maximum of 500 words in length, double spaced (typed with a font of 12 is preferred).

☐Two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher if possible).

Download the Scholarship Application below and fill out the full document. Save as PDF and send your completed PDF to

Scholarship Guidelines

2024 Scholarship Guidelines Final.pdf

Scholarship Application

2024 Scholarship Application Final.docx