PROGRAMS THAT
CHANGE LIVES

Families and children in need, youth mentoring, veterans assistance and advocacy from the local community to Capitol Hill.

YOUTH

PROGRAMS.

November

Americanism & Government

Enjoy American history and like staying up to date on current government events? Ask your school to administer this test and you could win a grant for college.

Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

$8,000 in scholarships

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June

Hoosier Boys State

Attend the program that fellow alumns Bill Clinton, Mike Hukabee, Rush Limbaugh, Neil Armstrong, Dick Cheney and thousands more have said is "the week that shapes a lifetime."  The most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.

Grade 11 going into 12

$160,675 in scholarships

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Registration deadline, February

High School Oratorical Contest

More of the intellectual type? Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently. Contest requires a single main speech related to the U.S. Constitution and an "Assigned Topic" lasting 3 to 5 minutes.

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

$197,600 in scholarships

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March thru August

American Legion Baseball

Join over 40 baseball hall-of-fame players such as: Bob Fellar, Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers....and modern legends such as Roger Clemens and Albert Pujols. All of them got their start playing American Legion Baseball.

Ages 15 thru 19

$25,500 in scholarships

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July

Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy

Get a taste of the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. Young men and women get a first-hand look at the role of a police officer in today’s society through physical training, familiarization of police equipment, conducting their own crime scene investigations, talking with defense attorneys, judges, and other experts in the criminal justice field.

Grades 9 thru 12

$2,000 in scholarships

Submission deadline, March

American Legion Family Scholarship

Eligibility for The American Legion Family Scholarship is open to the children and grandchildren of current paid members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion; and the children and grandchildren of members who are deceased and who, at the time of death, were current paid members of the above organizations.

Higher education

$12,000 in scholarships

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August thru November

Flag Education

If you're a fourth grader who has a fondness for Ol' Glory, ask your teacher to administer The American Legion Flag education test and you could win a college scholarship!

Grade 4

$2,000 in scholarships

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Registration deadline, February

Junior Shooting Sports

The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a marksmanship program encompassing the basic elements of gun safety, education, enjoyment, and competition. Males and females learn from NRA-trained instructors and compete using the .177 caliber air rifle.

Ages 18 and under.

$13,000 in scholarships

Compass

Submission deadline, March

​Eagle Scout of the year & Girl Scout Gold Award

You know your bowline from a clove hitch and picked up many other survival tactics along the way. Someone should nominate you for those skills! We could give you a scholarship in Girl Scout cookies, but you'd probably prefer cash.

Must be Eagle Scout or

have received Girl Scout Gold Award

$14,700 in scholarships

ACADEMIC

SCHOLARSHIPS.

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Submission deadline, April 15

​The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

If you are the child of a U.S. military member who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, you are eligible to apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.

Higher education students

Up to $20,000 per year

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Submission deadline, March 1

Children of Warriors

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to fifteen recipients in the amount of $5,000 each. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Higher education students

$75,000 in scholarships

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Registration deadline, March 1

Non-Traditional Student

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to one recipient in the amount of $2,000. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

$2,000 in scholarships

Submission deadline, March

Past Presidents Academic Gift

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to one recipient in the amount of $500. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Must be daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of an American Legion Auxiliary Member.

$500 scholarship

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Submission deadline, June 1

​Sons of The American Legion Memorial

This is scholarship for members of the Sons of The American Legion to be rewarded for their service in the community.

Higher education students

$1,000 scholarship

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Submission deadline, March 1

Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to ten recipients in the amount of $2,500 each. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Higher education students

$25,000 in scholarships

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Submission deadline, March 15

Firkins Veterans' Children Academic Gift

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to one recipient in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

All grades and ages

$1,000 in scholarships

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Applications open February 1

​Samsung Scholarship

Scholarship applications are limited to students between their junior and senior years of high school who attend the current session of either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Boys/Girls Nation alumn

$218,750 in scholarships

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Submission deadline, March 1

Spirit of Youth

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to one Junior Member in the amount of $5,000. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Ages 18 and under.

$5,000 in scholarships

Submission deadline, March

Hoosier Academic Gift

This scholarship is presented by The American Legion Auxiliary to one recipient in the amount of $500. Applicants must meet a list of eligibility requirements.

Must be Eagle Scout or

have received Girl Scout Gold Award

$500 scholarship

EVEN MORE

PROGRAMS.

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Sons of The American Legion

The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The Sons are made up of men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion.

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Indiana Legion Golf

The Indiana Legion encourages family friendly competition, a sense of sportsmanship and a venue for mentorship. Tournaments to be held in the summer.

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American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships.

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​Indiana Legion Bowling

The Indiana Legion encourages family friendly competition, a sense of sportsmanship and a venue for mentorship. Tournaments to be held in the spring.

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We're here for you. Whether you have a question about finding your local post, need help with your earned service benefits, or just want a call from a fellow veteran.

ADDRESS

5440 Herbert Lord Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46226

PHONE

317-630-1300

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

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