Children of the fallen, disabled eligible for Legion scholarship

Children of the fallen, disabled eligible for Legion scholarship

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 Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating of 50% or higher, are eligible to apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Additionally, to qualify for the Legacy Scholarship a parent or legal guardian must be a member in good standing of The American Legion or was a member at the time of their passing.

Eligible applicants can apply online here. Deadline to apply is April 1.

The Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship awarded for undergraduate study, graduate study and trade schools at an accredited institution of higher education. The grant amount that eligible scholarship recipients may receive is based on 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.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship and eligibility requirements.

The 2023 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.

Legacy Scholarship awards are made possible from donations to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Donate here. Since the Legacy Scholarship's first grant in 2004, more than 500 military children of the fallen and disabled have received over $4 million in aid.