Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship open


Merrick American Legion Post No. 1282 will again award a Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship to a Bellmore-Merrick high school senior who best exemplifies Williams’s core values of strong morals, patriotism, family values, community service and a strong work ethic.

“Phil was an inspiration because he took every opportunity to exhibit and incorporate these morals in his life,” said Sharon Williams, Phil’s wife of 43 years. “He made a difference to his fellow veterans, his co-workers, as well as his family and friends by reminding us to integrate these beliefs into everyday life.”

The Williams family hopes to find a senior who is committed to these same values and is determined to make a difference.

Donations to the fund can be made out to “American Legion Post No. 1282,” earmarked for the Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, and sent to:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282

Attn: Sharon Williams

160 West Merrick Road

Merrick, N.Y. 11566

All high school seniors who are interested in applying and need further details about the $1,000 Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded in June, send a request to