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February 17 2022
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The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship


The American Legion, Department of Minnesota, is divided into 10 Districts. Each District will conduct an Oratorical Contest for high school students in grades 9-12, including those homeschooled in your school districts. The four finalists in the American Legion Department of Minnesota Contest receive scholarships which may be used to attend any post-secondary educational institution in the United States. Students must be enrolled in high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Speech must be student's original work on the general subject of the Constitution. Speech contests begin in December at local Legion post level and continue on to the national competition.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 19 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Minnesota

How to Apply

What you'll need:

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  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
Contact Jennifer Kelley
Program Coordinator
Tel: 651-291-1800 Address 20 West 12th Street, Room 300-A
St. Paul, MN 55155