Many students need some type of financial assistance when pursuing a higher education. If eligible, Girls State citizens have the opportunity to receive financial assistance through the Samsung American Legion Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to qualified students who are descendants of United States wartime veterans. Selection criteria include academic record, community involvement, school activities, and financial need.
Various other college scholarships are offered through the American Legion Auxiliary. Check with your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit to see what scholarships are available in your area.
ELIGIBILITY: High School Juniors who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and be a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc., or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war.
Periods of war include:
World War I - Apr. 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
World War II - Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946
Korean War - June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955
Vietnam War - Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada - Aug. 24, 1982 - Jul. 31, 1984
Panama - Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990
Persian Gulf War - Aug. 2, 1990 - Until Cessation of Hostilities
If you meet the eligibility requirements you can access the Samsung scholarship application by clicking here.