Leon Burson Post 395



Leon Burson Post 395

510 East Dearborn Street

Plano, Illinois  60545



Established April 2008 by Leon Burson Post 395 of the American Legion in memory of Barney Ugland, a long time Plano American Legionnaire and friend of Leon Burson Post 395.

This scholarship is available to any high school graduating senior of any school in the United States who will pursue post high school education at any level seeking a degree, associate degree or specialty certification. 

Applicant must be the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a current member in good Standing with Leon Burson Post 395 Legion, Women’s Auxiliary or Sons of the Legion (SAL). 

Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

*Must be in the upper half of the graduating class.
*Must have a minimum “C” grade point average.
*Financial need
*Submit a Statement of desire on the application as to why they want to pursue an education beyond high School.
*Applicant must have a good record of school and community citizenship.
*Applicant must show individual responsibility.

*The scholarship is a onetime grant in the amount of $1,000 and will be awarded from Leon Burson Post 395 Scholarship Fund. The amount will be paid in two installments.  The first installment will be disbursed at the beginning of the first Semester, when the scholarship committee receives evidence of enrollment in an institution of learning beyond high school. The second installment will be disbursed upon verification that the student has maintained a grade average of “C” or higher.  The recipient must submit a copy of the transcript of the completed semester to the Scholarship Committee Chairman.  Checks will be mailed to the home address as recorded on the application.


Attn: Scholarship Committee Chairman
510 E. Dearborn St.
Plano, IL. 60545

The scholarship  committee of Leon Burson Post 395  will review all applications and submit up to three applications to the Regional Superintendent of Education for Kendall and Grundy Counties who will make the final selection.

Application Availability and Deadline:

*Applications will be available on the Legion web site or by calling the Scholarship Committee Chairman at 630 552-8313.  Applications for Plano High School seniors are available from the school Guidance Counselor.  Completed applications must be filled with the PHS guidance counselor by May 1st for PHS seniors.  All others with their school counselor to be forwarded to Leon Burson Post 395 at address shown above by May 1st.

*Any questions or concerns please contact the Legion Scholarship Committee Chairman ASAP at 630 552-8313.  Web site:  www.planolegion.org  
                                                                                                            Rev 01/2012


LEON BURSON POST 395          

BARNEY UGLAND”SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION   Click here for PDF link to application