Currently, there are 32 American Legion Boys State and nine American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs that have canceled for 2020 due to health safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. And several more having indicated that cancellation is probable.
It is through the Boys State and Girls State programs that participants are afforded eligibility to apply for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. Many Boys State and Girl State delegates did not pursue their application for the 2020 Samsung American Legion Scholarship as a result of their respective Boys State and Girls State program being canceled.
The Samsung American Legion Scholarship for 2020 has been suspended. Samsung American Legion Scholarships awarded in years prior to 2020 will continue to be paid out to students upon their requests to receive their funds.