Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
275
Days
February 5 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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Americanism Essay Contest Scholarship

Description

The American Legion - Department of Illinois, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion are co-sponsors of this AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST. It's purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in the teaching of AMERICANISM and GOOD CITIZENSHIP. The contest is divided into the following three classes. CLASS I - 7th and 8th grades CLASS II - 9th and 10th grades CLASS III - 11th and 12th grade. All Illinois School students in the 7th and 8th grades and Junior and Senior High School are invited to participate in this contest. All contestants must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States of America and a bona fide student in a Junior or Senior High School. Home schooled will be competing at their own grade level according to age. Eligible participants in the contest shall be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Competition will be on a Post, Unit or Squadron level and continue on to the Auxiliary District and Division level. Division 1st place winners in each class will compete for the following State Awards. The essay must reach the local American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary Unit, or SAL Squadron. Essays received from schools MUST be judged by **Post, Unit or Squadron and only the 1st place winning essay from each Class forwarded by March 1st to the respective District AUXILIARY Chairman, District AUXILIARY Chairman judge essays and send 1st Place winners to the respective Division AUXILIARY Chairman by April 1st. Division AUXILIARY Chairman judge essays and send 1st Place winners to Department AUXILIARY Chairman by May 1st. Names and addresses may be obtained by calling Department Auxiliary Headquarters - (309)-663-9366. Essay entry must include ÔÇö Title page with Essay subject name on it. Students name and home address (including city, state, zip). Grade in school. Name of school. Name of sponsoring Post, Unit or Squadron. The essay shall be no more than 500 words in length (not counting a, an, and, the). The essay may be either typed on a typewriter or through Word Processing or written in ink on regular theme paper. No decorative borders, pictures or other graphics. Pages must be numbered at the center bottom, starting with the first page of the essay and paper-clipped together (PLEASEÔÇöNo staples). All essays must be submitted to a local American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary Unit or Sons of The American Legion Squadron.

Amount Details

$100
Low Amount Awarded
$1,200
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
  • Checkmark Essay
Contact hdqs@illegion.org
Tel: 309-663-9366 Address Department of Illinois
2720 E Lincoln St
Bloomington, IL 61704