W. B. Williamson Post 1



The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.

Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva. Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.

After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer for Batavia Post 504.

This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals Batavia Post 504 has continued awarding this scholarship to date.

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WB Williamson Post 1 American Legion Award Scholarship

The WB Williamson Post 1 American Legion Award Scholarship is awarded to 4 graduating Seniors from the 7 high schools in the area of coverage of WB Williamson Post 1. To qualify, you must be a recipient of the American Legion Award from WB Williamson Post 1 and attend either McNeese State University or SOWELA Technical Community College. The qualifiying schools are as follows:

  • A.M. Barbe High School
  • St. Louis Catholic High School
  • Bell City High School
  • Iowa High School
  • Grand Lake High School
  • Episcopal Day School
  • Sam Houston High School

Each year scholarships in the following denominations will be awarded:

  • $1000 to a male recipient
  • $1000 to a female recipient
  • $500 to a male recipient
  • $500 to a female recipient

Please contact your high school counselor for more information on the applicaiton process.

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