Deadline approaching to apply for ALA youth scholarships

Posted On: Thursday, 03 February 2022

The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become. These days, paying for a college education is becoming a larger financial burden for students and their families. That is why the American Legion Auxiliary is so committed to helping students pursue their education through scholarships.
Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship to support the children of our warriors. 

Three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually per geographic division, for a total of 15 scholarships. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

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, listed below.

  • April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918
  • Any time after December 7, 1941
Scholarship deadline: March 1

Spirit of Youth Scholarship 
The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five ALA divisions with a $5,000 Spirit of Youth Scholarship.

Criteria: The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years; must hold a membership card for the current year; and must continue to maintain her membership throughout the four-year scholarship period. 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.

Scholarship deadline: March 1 

Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship 
American Legion Auxiliary Junior members are the future of our organization. To reward those who retain their membership into adulthood, the ALA offers the Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship to current college students. 
Ten scholarships, in the amount of $2,500 each, will be awarded to a current college student for 2022. Two scholarships will be awarded in each division of the American Legion Auxiliary. The scholarship is a grant, not a loan. 
Scholarship deadline: March 1 

To learn more about these ALA scholarships and to apply, visit

ALA Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary 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. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.