American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Thank you for your interest in the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The window for application submission was January 1, 2023 to April 1, 2023. The application deadline for 2022 has passed and the application will not be open until January 1, 2023 for the 2023 fall semester. We wish you the best in your educational endeavors.


The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.


Children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.


Each needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 in aid for undergraduate or post-graduate college. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times.


The application deadline is April 1st. Scholarship awards must be used within one year. Winners are announced each May.


Eligibility and Required Application Materials


All applications new or renewal must be submitted using the online scholarship submission system beginning January 1 and NO LATER THAN April 1st.


2021 American Legion Legacy Scholarship Information
Total number of scholarships awarded in 2021: 32
Total amount of scholarship funds awarded in 2021: $357,229*
Total number of scholarships awarded since inception: 433
Total amount of scholarship funds awarded since inception: $4,056,793*

*subject to final audit

Download the 2020 Annual Report


Frequently Asked Questions and More Information
This information may be updated throughout the year to reflect any changes or to add additional information.