Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Post 179

American Legion Scholarships

Please review the full listing of American Legion Scholarships.

For current instructions on applying for the scholarships listed below, please contact the Post 179 Adjutant at 830.625.0179.

  • Walter & Myrtle Schlather Memorial Scholarship (New Braunfels ISD)
  • Sons of the American Legion Scholarship

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

The 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% or greater. Apply between January 1 and April 15.


National High School Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Check out the 2024 American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program flyer! The local contest will start after 29 October 2023 and must be complete by 26 November 2023. With 1st Place at the National Finals being $25,000 and many other prizes available at all levels, this is an amazing opportunity for every high school student to get ahead on college costs!

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.