Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Samsung, a worldwide leader in electronics, endowed a scholarship fund of five million dollars to be administered by The American Legion. The endowment was made to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War. "The Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program" established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the $5,000,000 principal amount. In 2010, ten $20,000 scholarships and 91 $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

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. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion by the United States government.

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The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the National contest as follows:
1st place -- $18,000
2nd place --$16,000
3rd place -- $14,000

Each Department (State) winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the National Contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the Final Round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school.

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