American Legion offers scholarship opportunities

American Legion Scholarship - Oratorical Contest

The purpose of the national high school contest is to develop knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.  Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to speak clearly, intelligently and acceptance of the responsibilities as well as the privileges of American citizenship.  

The department contest will take place Saturday morning, March 11, 2017.  The following cash scholarships will be awarded:    $2,000 for first place;  $1,500 for second place ;  $1,000 for third place.

The department winner will representArkansas at the national level, which includes an all expense paid trip with a chaperone to Indianapolis, Indiana.  The student will receive an additional cash scholarship award of $1,500.00 for attending.  Scholarships are presented to three finalists in the final round of the national contest as follows:    first place - $18,000;   second place - $16,000 and third place - $14,000

Come by the counselor’s office for an application or visit the following website for more information and an application http://www.arlegion.org/programs/americanism/oratorical.html

For information on scholarships and announcements about upcoming events at colleges, you may also visit the counselor’s corner on the high school page.