American Legion Scholarships
Please review the full listing of American Legion Scholarships.
For current instructions on applying for the below listed scholarships, please contact the Post 179 Adjutant at 830.625.0179.
- Walter & Myrtle Schlather Memorial Scholarship (NBISD)
- Sons of the American Legion Scholarship
American Legion Texas Boys State
- To develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship.
- To develop a keen interest in government.
- To develop in the young citizens of Boys State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America.
- To develop in young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government.
- To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation.
- To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy.
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State
The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary founded Girls State in an effort to:
Educate our youth in the duties, privileges, and responsibilities of American citizenship;
Give future citizens, in a realistic manner, an opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders in the everyday world;
Inform them of the rights and privileges of American citizenship; and
Instill a deep sense of the personal responsibilities and obligations which this citizenship entails.
American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Provides college funding to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or veterans who have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Apply between January 1 and April 15.
National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship
The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities and the rights and privileges of American citizenship.