For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHHIP link
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships.
Russell Chadwick Post 389 encourages our legionnaires to place a high priority for the further education of our children. In this respect, Russell Chadwick Post 389 sponsors a variety of scholarships.
BOYS STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
For more inforamtion see Boys State
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.
Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.
High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.
American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.
Buckeye Girls State
For more information see Girl State
Buckeye Girls State is a government seminar sponsored by the Department of Ohio American Legion Auxiliary. This hands-on experience teaches young women the duties, rights, privileges, and responsibilities of American citizenship. Buckeye Girls State is currently held on the campus of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, in June. Approximately 1,000 girls from the state of Ohio will learn more about City, County, and State Government in one week than they will in an entire semester of high school.
Russell Chadwick Unit 389 sponsors junior girls from Fort Frye and Waterford High Schools who are interested in learning more about government. For more information, contact the Guidance Counselor at Fort Frye and Waterford High School and visit the web site: www.buckeyegirlsstate.org.
Auxiliary Scholarship information is on page 2
Sons of American Legion Scholarship information is on page 3
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