Applications for the 2012 American Legion National College now are available online. The college takes place Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 at National Headquarters in Indianapolis.
National Legion College enhances knowledge and appreciation of The American Legion, and teaches the core values and contributions of the organization, its Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and many subordinate programs. The National Legion College prepares Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts, counties and departments through education, development and motivation. The curriculum challenges student leaders to think critically and creatively about issues confronting the Legion.
A prerequisite to Legion College is The American Legion Extension Institute (ALEI) training program that is now available online at www.legion.org/alei. The online program replaces the series of printed booklets that focus on the Legion's Four Pillars of Service. Learn more about ALEI here.
To download the Legion College application, click here. Along with the application, candidates for American Legion National College also must submit an essay of 500 words or less explaining by they want to attend the college and how they will apply the knowledge they will acquire. Comments can be either printed or handwritten and must be provided with the application on an additional sheet of paper.
Applications and essays should be mailed to Internal Affairs, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, or faxed to (317) 630-1413 no later than July 31.