American Legion Samsung Scholarship

Who Is Eligible:

If you went to Boys or Girls State Program and are a descendant of an US wartime veteran, this scholarship could give you a huge boost of college money.


Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea’s aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount

Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant – i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. – or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: 07/01/2018 Based on Last Year's Deadline.
Amount: $1,000.00
How to apply:


Usually, applications are submitted to program staff upon participants' arrival at Boys State or Girls State.


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