The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.
Children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.
Each needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 for children of the fallen, and up to $5,000 for children of the disabled for undergraduate or post-graduate college. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times
The application deadline is April 1st. Scholarship awards must be used within one year. Winners are announced each May.
All applications new or renewal must be submitted using the online scholarship submission system beginning January 1 and NO LATER THAN April 1st.
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2022 American Legion Legacy Scholarship Information
|Total number of scholarships awarded in 2022: 71
Total amount of scholarship funds awarded in 2022: $705,938
Total number of scholarships awarded since inception: 433
Total amount of scholarship funds awarded since inception: $4,056,793