Legion awards nine $20,000 scholarships

The American Legion National Committee on Education recently selected nine students to receive $20,000 for the 2011 Samsung American Legion Scholarship. An additional 89 students were awarded $1,100 each.

The nine 2011 Samsung Scholars are:

• Alex Jolley - Cedar City, Utah • Jessica Ziniel - Iowa City, Iowa• Troy Cunio - Titusville, Fla. • Andrew Lawrence - Ponca City, Okla.• John McCallum - Farmerville, La. • Marie Goerger - Wyndmere, N.D. • Lauren Wheeler - Bridgeport, W. Va.• Steven Spellmon - Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.• Summer Stout - Hurricane, Utah

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.


  1. I'am one of so many homeless veterans in our country, Looking for so way out of my loss way of life, I would like to attend college, but my finances are not so good right now.Its so very hard to get help from the Gov. People are Corps. I would like someone to help me find ways to get me in college, I very thankfull and would pass-it-forward are do some great for you all in god's name , bless you, Richard Email:sergent_major42@yahoo.com
  2. Article should be longer to include all names of the winners. Makes the article have more meaning and acknowledge more cities and states. ED White FL P 79 Adj & Boys State Chair
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