Scholarship Applicants

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Scholarship Applicants 2020

This year American Legion Post 82 Elizabeth Colorado has five scholarship applicants. Their completed forms are attached below. We ask all Post 82 members to please review these write-ups and provide John Guttenberg  "sgtmajtanker@q.com" with who you feel is the most deserving applicant. Only one individual can receive this years scholarship so please only provide one name you feel is most deserving.

Scholarship Applicants

Armstrong (pdf)

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Beebe (pdf)

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Boss (pdf)

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Johnson (pdf)

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Briddle (pdf)

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Scholarships/Boys State/Girls State

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American Legion Post 82 Scholarship Application and Information

 

  • American Legion Post 82 Elizabeth CO, provides an annual College scholarship to Elbert county graduating High School Seniors or equivalent Home Schooled students of Elbert county. Applications are available through your local Student Counselor. Scholarship Form can be downloaded  below.

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Boys State Information

 

-American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective  educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school  students. A participatory program in which students become part of the  operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded  in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps.    At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and  responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and  centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated  by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include  legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations,  assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. Legion  posts select high school juniors to attend the program. In most cases,  individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or  another community-based organization.

- The costs of Boys State programs are underwritten by each  state-level American Legion  Boys State delegates’  registration fees are paid for by the sponsoring local American Legion unit with additional support and funding sometimes coming from  various civic and nonprofit organizations. Participating young men may incur nominal expenses for transportation, site-specific fees, or  contribution to an optional service project.    


-This years Boys state will be held at  University of Colorado, Colorado Springs from 05/30/2020 to 06/04/2020.  To apply for Boys State go to the following URL and submit you information. http://colegionboysstate.org/

Girls State Information

 

-The American Legion Auxiliary’s marquee Girls  State program, first presented in 1937,  is one of the most respected and coveted  experiential learning programs presented in the  United States. 

The program epitomizes the American Legion Auxilary’s  mission to honor those who have brought us our  freedom through our enduring commitment to  develop young women as future leaders grounded  in patriotism and Americanism. The young women  become knowledgeable of the democratic process  and how our republic form of government works at  the state and national levels. 

Each summer, approximately 16,000 young women participate in week long  ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion  Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values  through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of  government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called  “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state  officials of their ALA Girls State. The program is a week long immersive learning experience, often held on a  college campus where girls live in “cities” within a dormitory-like  setting. The learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a  lifetime. 

- The costs of ALA Girls State programs are underwritten by each  state-level American Legion Auxiliary. ALA Girls State delegates’  registration fees are paid for by the sponsoring local American Legion  Auxiliary unit with additional support and funding sometimes coming from  various civic and nonprofit organizations. Participating young women  may incur nominal expenses for transportation, site-specific fees, or  contribution to an optional service project. 

- This years Girls State will be held at the University of Northern Colorado, Greely from June 7th through the 12th.  To apply for this years Girls State program go to the following URL. http://www.alacolorado.com/girls-state.html