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American Legion of Iowa Grant Supports Clarke Scholarships

By Clarke News  |  August 9, 2021

Furthering its commitment to support Iowa’s veterans, the American Legion of Iowa has awarded a $2,000 grant to Clarke University to support scholarships to veteran students. The funds will support up to four student veterans during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Continuing education can play a critical role in helping veterans transition from military service to successful civilian lives and careers. However, with the average age of military veteran students at Clarke being 31, these individuals are often balancing family, career, and other responsibilities that traditional college students are not. By offering a scholarship, Clarke can relieve some of this pressure and allow these students to focus on their education.

Offering scholarships to our student veterans is one way to thank them for their service and dedication,” said Director of Transfer Enrollment, Julie Cirks. “Along with these scholarships, Clarke University offers credit for life and military experience, academic and career support services, and more to help these students achieve their goals.

Students can learn more about all the scholarship opportunities available at Clarke University at

About the American Legion of Iowa

The American Legion of Iowa Foundation exists to support The American Legion Department of Iowa and to promote the programs of The American Legion under the four pillars; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth, by providing financial support to organizations serving in those areas.