Samsung Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity which could allow the winner to receive up to $20,000!

We recommend that parents review all information related to this scholarship opportunity with their sons.

Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea’s aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. In 2015, 10 $20,000 scholarships and 88 $852 scholarships were awarded. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.2 million to nearly 1,800 applicants. For more information about the program click here.

ELIGIBILITY
-Applicants must be a full participant in this year’s session of American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State
-Applicants must be a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild or legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served during a period of war.
-Applicants will be required to upload a document proving military service of the direct descendant. Click here for assistance on obtaining that document.

DEADLINE
-ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS TO BOYS STATE.

APPLICATION
To submit an application, visit http://www.legion.org/samsung-scholarship-application. Note: For security purposes, you will be required to create an account on the American Legion website.