Carl Boyd Post 42


For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHIP link

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships.  

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 participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.


The Stanley Johnson Nursing / Health Science Scholarship is awarded to the student who continues his/her higher education pursuing a degree in nursing/medical or health science fields.

Stanley Johnson came to the United States from England at the age of 15. He worked for many years at the U.S. Challenge Company in Batavia, Illinois and later at Burgess-Norton in Geneva, Illinois.   Stanley Johnson so loved this country that he joined the United States Armed Forces in World War I.

After being honorably discharged Stanley married Hattie Swan and together they worked tirelessly for the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. Stanley served 52 years as Treasurer American Legion Post 504.

This scholarship was established by the Johnson's in honor of his niece, Jean Johnson, who was a British nurse. Because of the importance of encouraging our youth to become future doctors, nurses or other health related professionals  American Legion Post ___ has continued awarding this scholarship to date

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3035 Mt. Zion Road

Stockbridge, GA  30281

Scholarship Application ($1,000.00)


  1. Name of Applicant ________________________________________________________

First                      Middle                           Last

  1. Home Address ___________________________________________________________

Street                    City                               State         Zip

  1. Date of Birth ____________________ Telephone: _____________________________
  2. Name of American Legion Sponsoring Member: ________________________________
  3. Relationship to American Legion Sponsoring Member ___________________________
  4. Branch of Service and years served by Sponsor: _________________________________
  5. Sponsoring Post Name and Number: __________________________________________
  6. Applicant must attach an Endorsement from the Sponsoring Post.
  7. School Applicant Attending/Last Attended: ____________________________________

School                City           State

  1. Academic Excellence:

Accumulated Grade Point Average (GPA) _________________________

Class Ranking: _______________________________________________

Test Score – SAT/ACT ___________________ Must attach official SAT/ACT record

Must attach official School Transcript

Must have 3.0 Average on a 4.0 scale in Core Subjects in all work take in grades 9-12



Scholarship Application ($1,000.00)


  1. A recommendation from High School Principal must be attached to Application.
  2. a.       School in which Applicant wants to Enroll: _______________________________
  1. If student receives a scholarship, address of school to which the check should be mailed. Typically, this is the business office:


Street                                                     City                                 State             Zip 


  1. Name of Parent or Guardian of Applicant: _____________________________________
  2. Parents Address: __________________________________________________________
  3. Are Parents Members of The American Legion? ________________________________
  4. What School Activities do you participate in? __________________________________
  5. What Community Activities do you participate in? ______________________________
  6. What do you see yourself doing in ten (10) years? _______________________________
  7. What Major do you plan to pursue?___________________________________________
  8. What College or University do you want to attend? Why? _________________________
  9.      Who inspired you to seek a college degree? Why? ______________________________

Answer questions 16 – 21 in a 200-250-word essay




Scholarship Application ($1,000.00)







Scholarship Application ($1,000.00)




  1. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a parent who served in the military and is a member of The American Legion in the Department of Georgia.
  2. Branch of service and years served by sponsor.
  3. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior.
  4. Applicant must reside and attend a High School in Georgia.
  5. Applicant must be sponsored by a Georgia Department of The American Legion Post.
  6. Academic requirements include students accumulated grade point average (GPA), class ranking and standardized test scores (SAT). Official records must be furnished for Senior year.
  7. Applicant must have participation in school and community activities.
  8. This award to be given on a basis of Academic Scholarship in core “only” subjects on 4.0 basis.
  9. Applicant must have transcript of grades. Transcript must be official document from high school and in a sealed envelope.
  10. Six (6) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.
  11. Applications must be received not later than 09 June of the current year.
  12. Applicant must have an endorsement from the sponsoring Post and High School Principal.
  13. Applications must be mailed to:        


The American Legion

  Department of Georgia

    3035 Mt. Zion Road

         Stockbridge, GA  30281

                 Attention – Scholarship Awards Committee



NOTE: Answer questions 16 – 21 in a short essay Answer Format of 100 words or less



Scholarship Application ($1,000.00)