April 1 is deadline for 2022 Legacy Scholarship 
2021 American Legion Legacy Scholarship recipient Nate Smith. Photo by Swikar Patel

April 1 is deadline for 2022 Legacy Scholarship 

April 1 is the deadline to apply to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship for 2022. Eligible applicants can apply online here

The scholarship is available to children whose parents lost their lives while honorably serving on active military duty on or after 9/11, as well as children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher, are eligible to apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

The Legacy Scholarship provides financial aid for graduate or post-graduate tuition, books, room and board, meal plans and other supplies needed to achieve a higher education. It is a needs-based scholarship – the grant amount each scholarship recipient will receive will be based on his or her financial need after all federal and state aid is exhausted. Recipients will have a year to use the grant and may reapply to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship up to six times.

For additional information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements, please learn more here.

The 2022 American Legion Legacy Scholarship recipients will be selected by The American Legion’s Committee on Youth Education during the organization’s annual Spring Meetings in May. All applicants, whether recipients of the Legacy Scholarship or not, will be notified immediately thereafter.