Frederick Dempsey Post 266


For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHIP link

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships

American Legion Post 266
Frederick Dempsey Post

The American Legion, Frederick Dempsey Post 266 Scholarship was re-named and dedicated to our departed Comrade Uly D. Keener, Jr. by Commander George J. Scott after we suddenly lost Uly because of an automobile accident in 2010.

Uly D. Keener was born in Long Branch, NJ.  He graduated from Rumson High School and received his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University.

Uly was married to Janice Davis of Asbury Park NJ for over 43 years and has two children, Julie and Uly Duayne.

Uly was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for over 50 years.  He was actively involved in numerous Community and Civic Organizations. In 1993 he was voted the Omega Man of the Year and in 2007 he was voted the Omega Citizen of the year.

Uly served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966 as a Commissioned Officer. As a member of The American Legion, Frederick Dempsey Post 266 he held the offices of Judge Advocate, Service Officer and was the Scholarship Chairman for more than 12 years.

Uly distinguished himself by promoting the importance of education.  He was devoted and worked diligently to ensure that there would be Scholarships for our college bound High School Seniors.

The Uly D. Keener Memorial Scholarship awards five $1000.00 Scholarships and five $200.00 Book Scholarships yearly to deserving Neptune/Shore Area High School Seniors.

For more information contact:

American Legion Post 266
Attn: Scholarships
P.O. Box 1113
Neptune NJ 07754


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Boys State Scholarship

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the municipal to the state level.