Arlington Post 1302
Arlington Post 1302 sponsors the Katherine Howell Scholarship at Dutchess Community College each year. Full time students who are the children or grandchildren of Post 1302 members in good standing can apply for this scholarship. Contact the Post for more information and applications. 471-4641
Boys State Scholarship
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each delegate becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Arlington Post 1302 sponsors boys from our area to participate in the Department of New York program each year.
High school juniors are selected by the Post to attend the program. All expenses associated with attending this program are paid by Post 1302. The program lasts a full week at Morrisville SUNY Campus in upstate New York.
Boys State delegates can apply for Samsung Scholarships.
To apply, contact the Post, 471-4641
Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. In 2012, nine $20,000 scholarships and 88 $1,100 scholarships were awarded.
Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.
Samsung scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.
Usually, applications are submitted to program staff upon participants' arrival at Boys State or Girls State.