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American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

  • Website Address
  • http://www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Address
  • 700 N. Pennsylvania St.
  • PO Box 1055
  • Indianapolis, IN 46206
  • Email Address
  • oratorical@legion.org
  • Application Deadline
  • Varies
  • Number Of Awards
  • 3
  • Maximum Amount
  • $18,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

    Who is eligible?
    - All contestants must be students under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest
    - All contestants must be enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home school)
    - All contestants must be citizens or lawful residents of the United States


    Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship. Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship. Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. In addition to the national organization's scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.

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