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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.

Department of Oregon Scholarship

This gift scholarship will be granted to a child of a Veteran, or widow or widower of a Veteran, or spouse of a disabled Veteran for educational assistance other than high school. The amount awarded will be a one-year grant of $1,000 to be used for educational fees in an accredited community college or a four-year college. Upon receiving verified registration, the $1,000 will be paid to the school or, if requested, to the applicant directly.

This scholarship is not renewable and must be used within one year of award. This scholarship will be granted on the basis of ability, aptitude, character, determination, seriousness of purpose, and financial need. Decision of the members of the Education Committee shall be final.

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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.

Non-Traditional Scholarships

Getting a job or staying competitive in today’s workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. 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 is all about. This scholarship helps people who are part of The 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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Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund

The Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs. One is for American Legion Auxiliary Junior members; another is for the Honorary National Junior President; and one is for participants in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program. We encourage all eligible young women to take advantage of these scholarship opportunities and apply.

You can help, too. We invite you to join us in supporting our youth as they pursue a higher education. Donate to the Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund today!