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U.S. high school students who are under the age of 20 are eligible for this award. Students must compose a speech on an assigned topic.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
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- American Legion
$1,500 to $18,000 awarded annually, non-renewable. Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the National Contest as follows: first place, $18,000; second place, $16,000; and third 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.
- 53 awards offered annually.
Additional information regarding this contest is available on the American Legion website. The student must compose a speech on an assigned topic (available by clicking the 'Assigned Topics' link) as... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.