Post Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners
Croteau-Coutts Post 24 is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Linwood Croteau Memorial Resident and Legacy Scholarships. All Scholarship awards this year were for $1,000.00.
Liam Heagney of Rockwall, Texas was the recipient of the Linwood Croteau Memorial Legacy Scholarship. Liam is the grandchild of Robert H. Ferranti Sr., a departed member of the Post. He is beginning his sophomore year at the University of Arkansas, majoring in Exercise Science. He successfully completed his freshman year with a 3.58 GPA.
Evelyn Proctor of Marlborough was the first of two Linwood Croteau Memorial Resident Scholarships recipients this year. Evelyn is beginning her sophomore year at the University of New Hampshire. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology with a double major in Justice Studies, in order to become a Forensic Scientist. Evelyn finished her freshman year with a very impressive 3.73 GPA.
Abigail Mitchell of Marlborough was the second recipient of the Linwood Croteau Memorial Resident Scholarship this year. Abigail is beginning her sophomore year at the University of New Hampshire. She is currently enrolled in the nursing program working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and will become a registered nurse. She obtained her LNA license in high school and plans to become a pediatric oncology nurse. Abigail finished her freshman year with an outstanding 3.95 GPA.
The officers of Croteau-Coutts Post 24 are taking the summer off and will meet next in September. July is the beginning of a new membership year and the Post would like to remind all veterans that requirements for membership in the American Legion have changed. In the past, prospective members needed to have been in the armed forces during certain time periods coinciding with a war. Recently membership was opened up to any veteran who served in the armed forces and received an honorable discharge. Scholarship awards are only one aspect of what we do for veterans and the community. The Post invites all veterans who wish to learn more to come to our next meeting.