American Legion Post 430 Donates $25,000 to Stockton University Program

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GALLOWAY – The American Legion Post 430 in Galloway Township made a donation to benefit student veterans and their families in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Stockton University.
The organization donated $25,000 on Monday, December 7th to provide an annual award for student veterans in the MSW program, including students who qualify for benefits under the Disabled American Veteran as well as National Guard or Reserve programs with preferences for residents of Galloway, followed by residents of Atlantic County then New Jersey.
“After selling our Post home and property to Galloway Township, Post 430 members sought ways to use the funds to help our local veterans, so we established scholarships,” said Russell Konrady, Post Commander and a crew supervisor and carpenter at Stockton. “These include four annual $2,500 scholarships for undergraduates for 10 years. We were approached by the Master of Social Work program to see if we could help the graduate students, which led us to establishing this $25,000 Endowment for the MSW program. This will be one scholarship annually for $1,000 for as long as the program is in existence.”
The American Legion was commissioned in 1919 by Congress and is committed to mentoring youth, sponsoring community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and providing support and aid to service members and veterans. Post 430 meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Germania Volunteer Fire Company on 312 South Cologne Avenue in Galloway.
For more information about Stockton University, visit their website at www.stockton.edu.

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