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Scholarships

The American Legion, Department of Florida offers many scholarship opportunities for High School Students, which are focused on Veteran and Military influences.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP

1st Place- $2,500
2nd Place- $2,000
3rd Place- $1,000
4th – 7th Place- $500

Eligibility:

  • Student must be direct descendent, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child of a member in good standing of The American Legion OR a deceased U.S. veteran who would have been eligible for membership in The American Legion.
  • Student must be in his or her senior year and attending a Florida high school, parents must be Florida residents.
Deadline:

March 1st of current school year

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EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR

Scholarship amount for state level:

1st Place- $2,500
2nd Place- $1,500
3rd Place- $1,000
4th Place- $500

The First place winner will be entered into the National Competition for a chance to win the top scholarship of $10,000 or a chance at the three runner-up scholarships of $2,500 each.

Eligibility:
  • Must have earned Eagle Award and religious emblem
  • Be a High school student and Florida resident
  • Be in a troop chartered to an American Legion Post OR be the son or grandson of a Legion Member OR have parent that is eligible to join The American Legion Department of Florida.
Deadline:

March 1st of current school year

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JROTC CADET OF THE YEAR

1st Place- $2,500
2nd Place- $1,500
3rd Place- $1,000
4th Place- $500

Eligibility:
  • Cadet must be enrolled in Florida high school and member of Air Force, Army, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard JROTC
  • Parents must be Florida residents
  • Cadet must be in senior year of school
  • Cadet must be chosen by JROTC commanding officer. Only one application per JROTC unit will be accepted.
Deadline:

March 1st of Current school year

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JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS

This scholarship is for those that participated in the American Legion National Shooting Sports Program.

  • Sporter & Precision Individual State Winners – $500
    • Additional $500 if winner advances to the Qualification Round
  • Sporter & Precision Team State Winners – $500
Eligibility:

Must be member of JROTC shooting team who is registered with the Junior Shooting Program at The American Legion National Headquarters.

Deadline:

January 1 of current school year.

HIGH SCHOOL STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST

1st Place- $2,500
2nd Place- $1,500
3rd Pace- $1,000
4th through 6th Place- $500

Eligibility:

Student must be enrolled in state accredited high school program in grades 9-12. Parents must be Florida residents. This is a speech contest, for more information click here

Application:

No application necessary. Contact your local American Legion Post to enter or Department Headquarters

Deadline:

December 1 of the current school year.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

First Place – One scholarship award of $2,500
Runner-Ups – Two scholarship awards of $1,500 each

A candidate must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Entering the third year of study in a LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accredited Florida medical school next fall.
Deadline:

April 1 of the current school year

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Contact

If you have any questions regarding Scholarships please contact:
Elizabeth Douglas
Programs Director
800-393-3378 ext.235
edouglas@floridalegion.org