Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship to support the children of warriors. The National President’s Scholarship is available to children of veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, or Persian Gulf conflicts. The scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad.


  • Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.
  • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Previous National Presidents’ Scholarship recipients are not eligible for further consideration.
  • Participation in this scholarship program shall be on a voluntary basis in all Units and Departments.
  • No Unit may enter more than one candidate in the Department competition. Each Department is restricted to submitting one candidate to the Divisional competition.
  • The scholarship must be used within 24 months of the date the winner receives notification by National Headquarters, or the scholarship will be forfeited.
  • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years. Hours must be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).

 How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete the application form. Form can be downloaded through the given link:–scholarship/

Supporting Documents:

  • The following four letters of recommendation are required:
  1. One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student’s position in the class and the cumulative grade point average.
  2. One letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant’s choice.
  3. Two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant’s character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
  • An original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, double-spaced). The title of the essay will be “How Military Families are Keeping the Promise to Preserve our Freedom.”
  • A letter from recipient organization(s) verifying 50 hours of voluntary service during high school years.
  • A certified transcript or photocopy of the applicant’s high school grades.
  • A copy of ACT or SAT tests scores.
  • A copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, or a copy of the FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page, or the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • A brief statement of the military service of parent or grandparents, including the branch of service and dates of service, or a photocopy of parent’s or grandparent’s discharge papers.

 Award Amount:

Fifteen scholarships will be awarded for 2016. Three scholarships will be awarded in each Division of the American Legion Auxiliary: one in the amount of $3,500, one in the amount of $3,000 and one in the amount of $2,500.

Application Deadline:

The complete application packet must be submitted on or before March 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:–scholarship/


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