Reminder to Boys State and Girls State delegates: apply for higher learning scholarship

American Legion Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State programs will kick off at the end of May. If you are a high school junior who will be attending a Boys State or Girls State program this summer, you may be eligible for the Samsung American Legion 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 a direct descendant (or legally adopted child) of a U.S. military veteran who served honorably on active duty during a period of war (April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; or Dec. 7, 1941, until a date as determined by Congress).

The 2023 Samsung American Legion Scholarship application is online; apply here

All applications must be submitted using the online application system. Scholarship applicants must complete and submit their online application prior to 11:59 p.m. (local time) of Day 1 of their respective American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. 

The 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.

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 2023, the Committee on Youth Education will select the scholarship winners. All scholarship recipients will be notified of their award.