Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

  • It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.

    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.

    Download Scholarship Application (doc)

     
  • Scholarships Awarded
    One annually per Auxiliary geographic division. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Download Application (doc)
    $3,500 | $3,000 | $2,500

  • Scholarship Criteria

    Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion, listed below.

    WW I   April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918
    WW II   December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
    Korean War   June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
    Vietnam War   February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
    Lebanon and Grenada   August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
    Panama   December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
    Desert Shield/Storm
    Gulf War/War on Terrorism
      August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
  • Being chosen as a scholarship recipient is an emotional accomplishment. I’m very honored and grateful that the American Legion Auxiliary members are supporting me in my academic endeavors. I hope to use my education to really make a difference some day." Courtney Cresap, Past Scholarship Recipient
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"Just knowing an organization like the American Legion Auxiliary exists, providing support to our military and our families even when we're gone, makes a world of difference." - ALA member and Indiana National Guard Col. Marilyn Moores

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