Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
149
Days
October 15 2024
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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American Legion Department of Nebraska High School Oratorical Contest

Description

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students through the American Legion Department of Nebraska High School Oratorical Contest. Eligible participants must be bona fide students under the age of twenty years on the date of the National Contest who are presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or state accredited homeschool) in which the curriculum of said high school is considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade nine and terminating with grade twelve. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the state that they enter competition. The contest will consist of two parts: (1) An 8-10 minute, memorized oration will be given on some phase of the United States Constitution. (2) A 3-5 minute oration on one of the four assigned topics assigned by National Headquarters. The contestant may not use any notes or prompts when giving their oration. Please visit the award's website or contact the American Legion Department of Nebraska for more information.

Amount Details

$20,000
Low Amount Awarded
$25,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 20 years old
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Nebraska
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Nebraska

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Email
  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
Contact Eric Martin
Assistant Adjutant, American Legion Department of Nebraska
emartin@nebraskalegion.net
Tel: 402-464-6338
Fax: 402-464-6330 Address 150 NW 40th Street, Unit A
Lincoln, NE 68528