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.
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Scholarships AwardedOne 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
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.
Additional CriteriaApplicant must complete 50 hours of community service during his/her high school years. Download Application
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
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."—Marjorie Moore, Belleville, Ill.