Deadline Extended for 2016 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship
The deadline to apply for the 2016 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship has been extended and the award will be handed out at this year's Veterans’ Remembrance Dinner on December 8, 2016. 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.
Application forms are available here. The Deadline is November 15th.
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.