Up to $10,000 scholarship opportunity for Boys State, Girls State participants

If you are a high school junior who has been selected to attend an American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program this summer, you may be eligible for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship.

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for high school juniors who participate in the current session of American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership.

The Samsung scholarship awards up to $10,000 for undergraduate studies (e.g., room and board, tuition and books). Each applicant is selected according to his or her involvement in school and community activities, academic record and financial need.

Students who qualify for and are interested in the Samsung American Legion Scholarship can fill out a 2020 application as of Feb. 1 online.

Scholarship applications are due no later than the first day of a participant’s American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program. Please note that the scholarship is restricted to high school juniors participating in the current session of Boys or Girls State; youth who participated in either program the previous year cannot apply or reapply for the scholarship.

A Boys and Girls State participant from each state is selected as a finalist for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. During The American Legion’s Fall Meetings in October, the Committee on Youth Education will select the scholarship winners. All scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by a letter in late October.

If you are a former recipient of the scholarship, join the Samsung American Legion Alumni Association and share your story of where you are now and how the scholarship impacted your road to success. Visit www.legion.org/samsungalumni.

Samsung bestowed an endowment to The American Legion in 1995 for the establishment of a scholarship fund for family members of U.S. citizens who are war veterans. Since then, nearly $6 million has been awarded. The gesture was inspired by the support of the U.S. troops that came to the aid of South Korea while defending themselves against opposing Chinese and North Korean forces.

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