Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund
The Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs. One is for American Legion Auxiliary Junior members, another for the Honorary National Junior Division Vice Presidents, and one is for participants in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program.
Annually, ALA Girls Nation awards scholarships in the following amounts to assist with the recipients’ college education expenses:
- ALA Girls Nation President $5,000
- ALA Girls Nation Vice President $2,500
- ALA Girls Nation Outstanding Senator $3,000
Annually, each of the Honorary National Junior Division Vice Presidents receive a $2,000 scholarship to assist with college education expenses.
The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a $5,000 scholarship.
Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses.
Application Deadline and Timeline
- Applications must be submitted by March 1st of each calendar year.
Each of the Spirit of Youth Scholarships has different requirements. Please see the American Legion Auxiliary website for details.