The 10 national scholars of the 2022 Samsung American Legion Scholarship will be in Washington, D.C., during the Legion’s Washington Conference. The scholars will be in the nation’s capitol Feb. 26 to March 1 to be recognized for their achievement and visit with Legionnaires.
During their stay, the scholars will tour the National Mall with Sons of The American Legion members, attend a special recognition dinner with American Legion and Samsung leadership, meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill with their respective department leadership, and tour the Samsung Solutions Center.
The Samsung American Legion Scholarship recognizes eligible American Legion Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State attendees for being a direct descendant (or legally adopted child) of a U.S. military veteran, and for their academic achievement and community service. The Samsung American Legion Scholarship has been presented by The American Legion and funded by Samsung since 1996.
The 10 national scholars received a $10,000 scholarship for undergraduate expenses. The 2022 Samsung American Legion Scholarship recipients are:
Claudia Elliott of Alabama
Neal King of California
Naomi Porter of California
Kimberly Whitmore of Colorado
Andrew Bebbington of Delaware
Rylie Fairbank of Kansas
Owen Fitzpatrick of Massachusetts
Garrison Brown of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Biering of South Carolina
Adam Dembicki of Virginia
If you are a high school junior who will be attending an American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program this summer and may be eligible for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship, the 2023 application is online. Apply here.