The American Legion Department of Michigan

212 North Verlinden Ave, Suite A, Lansing, MI 48915

(517) 371-4720 Phone  (517) 371-2401 Fax

info@michiganlegion.org

Boys State Samsung Scholarship

Samsung American Legion Scholarship Application

 

ELIGIBILITY: High school juniors who are a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war and is a delegate to either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Application must be typed. Do not attach any documents or additional pages to this application, except as required. All questions must be answered in order to be considered.

 

Samsung Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

 

Deadline for Michigan Boys State Samsung Scholarship is June 19, 2016 (first day at Boys State)

 

Baseball Scholarships

Robert Turner Baseball Scholarship Application

 

Scholarship is available only to Michigan residents who have graduated from high school, are on a 2016 American Legion Baseball Team roster filed with the National Headquarters, and who are planning to attend any nationally accredited college or university. Selection is based on the application information, the student's GPA of 2.5 or higher, and two letters of testimony (one from the American Legion coach or team manager, and the other from a community leader, school official or minister). The scholarship award amount is $500.

 

Deadline date is July 1, 2017

 

See Your Legion Coach for Legion Baseball Scholarship Application

 

Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post – affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of this award. The scholarship application, letters of recommendation and certification form must be completed, postmarked and mailed to the department headquarters no later than July 15, 2015. Three letters of testimony must be attached to the nomination form.

Attach a one-page letter of recommendation from your:

 

(1) Legion coach or team manager,

(2) American Legion post commander or adjutant

(3) Community leader, (i.e. teacher, minister, Scout leader, church leader, principal)

 

Each Department Baseball Committee will select a American Legion player who best meets the qualifications as the 2014 American Legion Baseball Scholarship winner. Each department winner will receive a $500 scholarship from The American Legion.

 

DIAMOND SPORTS SPONSORSHIP

The Department Baseball scholarship winners shall be considered for The American Legion All Academic Team sponsored by Diamond Sports, the official baseball for American Legion National tournaments. Eight players selected by a scholarship selection committee at The American Legion World Series will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. A ninth player, selected as the most outstanding member of the All Academic Team, will be awarded an additional $5,000 scholarship.

 

Scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from an accredited high school. Scholarship winners must utilize the total award within eight (8) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty.

The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student, provided it is state accredited and above the high school level.

The national treasurer of The American Legion will make disbursement from the scholarship fund jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester.

 

Deadline date is July 15, 2016

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William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship

William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship Application

$500 Scholarship

 

AVAILABLE TO: Residents of Michigan who are a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran planning to attend any recognized college or university.

 

Selection Based On:

 

    Students Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)

    Financial Need

    Parents Military Service Record

    Student Academic Goals and Intentions

 

Send applications to District Commander by January 9, 2017 (date received by). See last page of application for District Commanders information.

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Oratorical Contest Scholarships

Oratorical Contest Information & Registration  2015/16 Official Rules

 

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest"

 

The American Legion Oratorical contests can be financially as well as educationally rewarding. High School students who are U. S. citizens or lawful residents can hone their speaking skills, while learning about the U.S. Constitution.

Department level scholarship awards range from $800 to $1500, with Zone runner-ups receiving $200. At the National level they range from $14,000 to $18,000.

 

A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by November 21, 2015 (see registration form attached to information sheet).  Your Zone Chairman will notify you of the dates, times and locations of all contests at the District and Zone level.  All Zone contests will be conducted before Monday, December 21, 2015 and the Department contest will be conducted on Saturday, February 20, 2016

 

The event will take place  at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the Eberhard Center at 1:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. There will be opportunities to take photographs at the awards ceremony, but not during the actual contest. If space permits, an unattended, tripod mounted video camera may tape the entire contest, but not a single contestant.  The American Legion, Department of Michigan reserves the right to preclude any videotaping if it prevents the audience present from fully enjoying the contest.

 

Most Posts have information available and a student should contact a local American Legion Post, (ask Zone Chairman to suggest Post), and ask for sponsorship.

 

Zone 1 Oratorical will be held on December 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at American Legion Post 319, 3914 W Jefferson Ave, Ecorse MI 48229

Zone 2 Oratorical - Please contact James Atkinson, Zone 2 chairman at 269-986-1038 for details.

Zone 3 Oratorical will be held on December 12, 2015 at 10 AM at the Spirit Center, 10590 E Grand River Ave, Brighton MI 48116

Zone 4 Oratorical will be held on December 19, 2015 at 1 PM in Post 239 Linwood, 557 N. Garfield Rd, Linwood, MI 48634

Zone 5 Oratorical will be held on December 12, 2013, 1:00 PM at American Legion Post 71, 802 Delta Ave, Gladstone, MI 49837

 

If unable to contact your Zone Chairman, Department Programs Coordinator can be reached by e-mail at programs@michiganlegion.org or by phone at 517-371-4720 ext. 11.

 

Register by November 19, 2016 - State Contest February 18, 2017 - Nationals April 21-23, 2017

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Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

Eagle Scout of the Year ApplicationEagle Scout of the Year Photo

 

The American Legion Life Insurance Committee provides for a National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive an $10,000 scholarship. Three second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from a state accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty.

 

Along with the opportunity to win the National Scholarship, the Department Eagle Scout of the Year receives $1,000 from The American Legion, Department of Michigan.

 

The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student providing it is state accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States.

 

Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or quarter. However, only one request will be honored per semester or quarter.

 

Deadline date to State Headquarters is March 1, 2017.

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Student Trooper Scholarship

4 College Scholarships Awarded to Attendees That Range From $500 to $1000

 

Student Trooper of the Year - $1,000
Class Orator  - $500
Academic Award - $500
Marksmanship Award - $500

 

These will be awarded for 2015 program at the Michigan State Police Training Academy on Canal Road in Lansing .

 

In partnership with the Michigan State Police, this program will teach young men and women about a career in law enforcement.  If a student is interested about a career in law enforcement or is not sure, they should attend this program.

 

They learn:

 

  • Proper handling of firearms
  • Self-defense techniques
  • Water safety
  • Classes on crime lab and forensics
  • Intense physical training
  • and other aspects of a law enforcement career

 

Sign up now for the 2016 Class  - For more information about the program visit our Student Trooper Page

 

July 10th –July 15th, 2016 (application deadline is May 27th, 2016)

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship

Guy M. Wilson Scholarship Application

$500 Scholarship

 

AVAILABLE TO: Michigan's High School Sons, Daughters or Grandchild of Veterans Planning to Attend a Michigan College.

 

Selection Based On:

 

    Students Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)

    Financial Need

    Parents Military Service Record

    Student Academic Goals and Intentions

 

Send applications to District Commander by January 9, 2017 (date received by). See last page of application for District Commanders information.

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