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Besides the three scholarships you see listed below, the selection of two delegates and 1 alternate to attend the Boys Nation program is also part of the Connecticut Boys State scholarship and awards program.
Note: there is no application process for Boys Nation, as the chosen Boys Nation senators are based upon exceptional performance during the week of Connecticut Boys State, and both the selected senators and alternates are announced at the Closing Ceremony on the final day of the program.
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 2016, 10 $20,000 scholarships and 89 $750 scholarships were awarded. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.3 million to approximately 1,970 applicants.
High school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant 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 are eligible to apply for the "Samsung American Legion Scholarship" and could be awarded up to $20,000. Applications should be filled out before attending the Boys or Girls State programs and handed to staff on arrival. Applications for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship are available in the Documents & Forms section of this site. Visit The American Legion's main site to fill out an application form or get more information.
Ryan M. Adams Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Ryan Adams who was a former Boys Stater who tragically passed away in 2015. He firmly believed in the program and proudly served as a counselor. This scholarship is awarded to the Boys Nation alternate.
Junior Counselor Scholarship
Each year, Boys State staff select a deserving Boys Stater to receive this scholarship.
Note: there is no application process for this scholarship, as it is based upon outstanding performance during the week of Boys State, and the recipient is announced at the Closing Ceremony on the final day of the program.