The American Legion National Committee on Education recently selected 10 students for the 2010 Samsung American Legion Scholarship. Each student will receive a $20,000 scholarship for undergraduate studies.
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 more than $4 million to nearly 1,400 applicants, making it the largest college scholarship the Legion awards.
The 2010 Samsung Scholars are:
Mary Asma — Belgium, Wisc.; Cedar Grove-Belgium High School
Molly Cain — Seaford, Del.; Seaford High School
Spencer Farley — Lincoln, Neb.; Lincoln Lutheran High School
Joshua Foerst — Streetsboro, Ohio; Streetsboro High School
Samantha Lessen — Alexandria, La.; Holy Savior Menard High School
Adam Logeman — St. Cloud, Minn.; Apollo High School
Derik Russell — Waverly, Mo.; Santa Fe High School
Sean Stanko — Chula Vista, Calif.; Eastlake High School
Zachary Tally — Spartanburg, S.C.; Boiling Springs High School
Sarah Vogel — Livonia, N.Y.; Livonia Central School