The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available to high school juniors who participate in and complete the Boys State or Girls State programs and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Students who qualify for and are interested in the Samsung scholarship must submit a completed application to program staff upon their arrival to Boys State or Girls State.
Recipients of the scholarship must use the funds for undergraduate studies (e.g.,room and board, tuition and books), and each applicant is selected according to his or her school and community activities, academic record and financial need. To date, the scholarship has awarded $3,817,500 to 1,380 applicants, making it the largest college scholarship the Legion awards.
Click here to download an application for the Samsung scholarship.