Apply Now For The Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship
The deadline to apply for the 2018 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship is November 15th.
Any full-time student enrolled in higher education in St. Louis County or a student from St. Louis County who is a full-time student outside of the county, can apply.
The $1,500 scholarship is open to any full-time student, who is enrolled in a higher education institution in St. Louis County or a resident of St. Louis County, Minnesota, who is a full-time student enrolled in a higher education institution outside of St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Scholarship applicants are required to submit a 3 to 10-page double-spaced research paper on a topic relevant to veterans of St. Louis County, Minnesota. A minimum of one resource from the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center must be referenced. An example of a project would be a research paper on a historical event in St. Louis County, Minnesota, related to a conflict, a war, the homefront or a county veteran.
Mike Colalillo was the last living Medal of Honor recipient in St. Louis County. Mr. Colalillo received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. A brief biography of Mike Colalillo can be viewed online here. Veterans’ Memorial Hall is currently displaying Mike Colalillo’s uniform and a display copy of his Medal of Honor, as donated to the Society by the Colalillo family. Entrance to the museum is free to the public, during regular Depot hours.