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    The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become. That is why the organization is so committed to education. Investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country.

    Time and again we hear about the difference an American Legion Auxiliary scholarship has made in a person’s life, providing unimagined experiences and opening up a world of opportunities. The Auxiliary supports a number of scholarship programs that benefit veterans, the children of our veterans, and the members of the organizations within The American Legion Family.

    If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, check out the scholarship links for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application forms.

     
  • Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

    The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

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  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

    The American Legion Auxiliary's goal is to do all we can to make that happen, and that’s what the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship program is all about. These scholarships help people who are part of The American Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you.

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  • Samsung American Legion Scholarship

    Every year, $300,000 in Samsung American Legion Scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

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  • Spirit of Youth Scholarship

    The Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs.

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  • Scholarship Resources

    AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
    Offers information about accreditation, including resource articles and a directory that provides information about different schools’ levels of accreditation. The directory has many different search filters that make it extremely easy to use and provide students with a wealth of information about the accreditation at the schools they are interested in attending.

    Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
    Free help locating grants and scholarships for families of servicemembers killed in action; grants provided by the organization cover any remaining tuition expenses so that no family of a fallen hero has to use savings or loans to pay for college.
    (866) 917-2373

    College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)
    Program developed by the College Board that allows active military members and veterans to receive college credit for what they already know, helping them to achieve their degree faster and save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
    800-257-9558 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday)

    FastWeb
    Internet search engine for scholarship information.

    Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
    Scholarships for the children of servicemembers killed or permanently disabled as the result of an operational mission or training accident or who is currently certified as a POW or MIA.
    (800) 475-6620

    Military Scholarship Search
    Military.com has database in which to search.

    Scholarships for Military Children
    Scholarships for the dependent children of active-duty servicemembers, members of the Reserve/Guard, and retired servicemembers; awarded through each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

    Servicemembers Opportunity College
    Coalition of educational institutions that allow for the completion of associate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs on school campuses, military installations, and armories within the United States and overseas, and through a variety of distance learning methods; for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
    (800) 368-5622

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation
    Scholarships and educational or family counseling to the surviving children of special operations servicemembers who are killed in operational or training missions.
    (877) 337-7693

    Student Veterans of America
    SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe. These member chapters are the "boots on the ground” that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically.

    T.H.A.N.K.S. USA
    Need-based, post-secondary scholarships for dependents of active-duty military personnel.
    (888) 849-8727

    The Warford Foundation
    Scholarships for military widows and single mothers to enroll in an accredited LPN or RN nursing program.
    (301) 292-6034

    Cappex.com
    Cappex has helped nearly 5 million students find detailed information about their dream colleges, browse and apply to the world’s most comprehensive list of scholarships, all at no cost for students.

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"I couldn't believe I was chosen for a national award. The scholarship has helped me a lot with my college expenses..." - Dereck Neben, Children of Warriors Scholarship Recipient

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