Stafford American Legion Post 290


UNIT 290 Constitution & By-Laws

Standing Rules of ALA Stafford Unit 290

2021-2022 Unit 290 Auxiliary Officers & Scholarships & Awards




 President: Linda Altstaetter 540-207-7883
 Vice President: Ginger Briggs 540-659-3880
 Secretary: Marilyn Butters 540-850-7385
 Treasurer: Frances Shelton 540-628-0237
 Chaplain: Ollie Green  
 Historian: Mary Schelin  
 Sergeant At-Arms:   Teresa Hardisty  

Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.  Click on application form to download the application for the American Legion Auxiliary.

However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 Scholarships

All American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships are due by 1 March.  Send applications with required documents to:

                Frances Shelton, 699 Ramoth Church Road, Fredericksburg VA  22406-4407

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary Stafford Unit 290 awards the Stafford Unit 290 Scholarship, a $1000 award, to a graduating senior from each Stafford County High School.   Eligibility criteria and application forms are published on this website and are available through the high school guidance counselors in January. After reviewing the applications, the scholarship committee will select the winners and award the scholarships at each applicable high school's Senior Awards Night.

Stafford Unit 290 Scholarship

Additional scholarships are also available through Department and National affiliations.   The Department of Virginia American Legion Auxiliary offers the following scholarships:

Dr. Kate Waller Barrett Scholarship

Veteran's Education Scholarship

Past President's Parley Medical Scholarship

For Department Scholarship applications, see your Guidance Counselor or visit the Department of Virginia Auxiliary website at

The National American Legion Auxiliary offers a number of scholarships including but not limited to:

Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
$1000 x 5

For National Auxiliary Scholarship applications, see your Guidance Counselor or visit

Contact your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit, 540-659-4461, complete the application, and proudly join the AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.

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