Department of Florida

Scholarships

The two scholarships that are listed only apply to the citizens that have been chosen to attend Boys State for the current year.

Besides the two scholarships you see listed below, the selection of two delegates and two alternates to attend the Boys Nation program will also be a part of the Florida Boys State scholarship and awards program.

Note: there is no application process for Boys Nation, as the chosen Boys Nation senators are based upon exceptional performance during the week of Florida Boys State, and both the selected senators and alternates are announced at the Closing Ceremony on the final day of the program.

SAMSUNG AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP

The Samsung Group, an international electronics company, endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion, to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities, and financial need. Applicants are eligible if they are high school juniors, are selected as delegates to attend Boys State or Girls State, and are direct descendants (e.g., child, grandchild, legally adopted child) of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war.

The size and number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon the amount of income derived from the fund.  Recently, ten boys and girls nationally each received a $20,000 scholarship.

 

To apply for the Samsung Scholarship you must be a registered Delegate of Florida Boys State for the current Boys State session. This link will take you to the Samsung Scholarship Online Application (http://www.legion.org/samsung-scholarship-application)

Note: In order to apply for this scholarship, you will have to register yourself on Legion.org before getting access to the online application.

LANCE CPL. ANDREW J. AVILES 2+2 SCHOLARSHIP

Each year Boys State gives nearly $100,000 in scholarships to deserving Boys State students. Five Boys State delegates will win the Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Aviles 2 + 2 Scholarship. Each winner receives the cost of tuition and a stipend to attend his first two years of college at Tallahassee Community College and his last two years at Florida State University. Those students who apply should intend to begin their college career at Tallahassee Community College.

This scholarship includes an award of a full tuition scholarship at Tallahassee Community College and one hundred dollars per semester for the purchase of books.

Following the completion of an Associate’s Degree at T.C.C., the winner receives a full tuition scholarship to Florida State University and two hundred fifty dollars per academic year for the purchase of books.”

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