Scholarship for Boys State, Girls State attendees
The 2020 American Legion Samsung Scholarship recipients tour the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the 2020 American Legion Washington Conference.

Scholarship for Boys State, Girls State attendees

As American Legion Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State programs begin to take shape for this summer under the current COVID-19 circumstances, 2021 program participants may be eligible for a higher education scholarship.

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for high school juniors who participate in the current session of American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership.

Please visit the Boys State and Girls State websites to learn about each department program, as well as updates and safety around the current pandemic.

The Samsung scholarship awards up to $10,000 for undergraduate studies (e.g., room and board, tuition and books). Each applicant is selected according to his or her involvement in school and community activities, academic record and financial need.

Students who qualify for and are interested in the Samsung American Legion Scholarship, fill out a 2021 application online here. All applications must be submitted using the online application system.

Please note that the scholarship is restricted to high school juniors participating in the current session of Boys or Girls State; youth who participated in either program the previous year cannot apply or reapply for the scholarship.

A Boys and Girls State participant from each state is selected as a finalist for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. During The American Legion’s Fall Meetings in October, the Committee on Youth Education will select the scholarship winners. All scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by a letter in late October.