Legion Family Awards

Trophies, Awards and Ceremonials Manual

This publication provides information about all American Legion national awards and trophies, as well as a complete listing of past recipients.


Square Knot Award

Criteria and nomination process for The American Legion’s premier award for Legionnaires, Sons of The American Legion members or American Legion Auxiliary members who are actively involved in Scouting in their communities.


Youth Scholarships

The American Legion offers a variety of scholarships, many of which require application or nomination, and this site provides a link for recipients to claim funds.

American Legion Legacy ScholarshipLearn more about the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to the children of U.S. military personnel who lost their lives on active duty since 9/11 and veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs service-connected disability rating of 50% and greater.


Temporary Financial Assistance

The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance program has awarded cash grants to minor children of current active duty or American Legion members. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.

National Emergency Fund

Grants from the National Emergency Fund (NEF) are available — up to $3,000 to Legionnaires and SAL members displaced due to damages to their primary residence from declared natural disasters, and up to $10,000 for Legion posts that have been damaged by a natural disaster and whose programs and activities within the community have been impacted.


Child Welfare Banner Request

American Legion posts, Legion Riders chapters, Auxiliary units, Sons of The American Legion squadrons and Eight & Forty salons are eligible for the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) 100% per capita banner for the 2022-23 membership year. To qualify for the banner, a post, unit, squadron or salon must donate at least $1 per member based upon respective official membership total for the membership year.



Legacy Run

American Legion Baseball

Junior Shooting Sports