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P.O. Box 7074 , Laguna Niguel, CA

Laguna Niguel Post 281


For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHHIP 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


Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Fund

The Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Fund is designed to assist qualified high school students fund their college or trade school education.  To be eligible for this college fund the high school age student must have a parent, grandparent, brother or sister who is a veteran or on active duty in the United States Military, Reserves or National Guard. The applicant must include: Personnel information. name, age, email & address; academic history; proof of family military duty; a copy of at least one of the following items - their DD214, Honorable Discharge, active duty or military ID card, VA ID card; or photo of family member in uniform; school you plan to attend; intended major; community service activities; extra curricular activities; leadership activities; awards; letters of recommendation.  Interested applicants seeking additional information may contact Dennis Mulvany at 949-495-4141 or email him at


Applicants for the Dennis Mulvaney Military Family Student Scholarship Fund

L to R Madison Long, Katelyn Keen, Tyler Sparks, Michael Lust, Dennis Mulvaney, Ila Foskett, Jenna Sevutera, and Nora Patterson


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.




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