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What can I do before arriving at ALA IGS?

Prior to the start of the session, we encourage you to view the Girls State orientation located on this site. 

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE AND IN THE DOWNLOAD PACKETS ONCE YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED. Many of these forms are dated and must be filled out and returned soon after you receive them.

Scholarship Options

There are two scholarship opportunities available to our citizens.

The Jane and Samantha Thompson Scholarship - is awarded to the newly elected Governor once completion of the necessary forms are received in the Department office.

The Samsung Scholarship is awarded to one of the citizens. This scholarship does require that the applicant be the descendent of a veteran. The winner is sent on for National competition and the chance to win $20,000.

Samsung Scholarship

Each year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois proudly offers scholarship opportunities to the youth of our nation's veterans.

For complete rules and applications (including those offered by the National Organization) please contact your local Auxiliary Unit or call Department Headquarters at 309-663-9366 to locate a Unit near you.

Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship: For graduating High School Senior.
Applicants for this scholarship shall be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. This scholarship is for students finishing their senior year of high school or are graduates of an accredited high school, but who have not attended an institution of higher learning. Applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois or a member in good standing of the American Legion Family, Department of Illinois.The Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship will provide $1,000 scholarships as funds permit.

Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members:
Applicants for this award shall be Junior members of the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary, said Juniot to have held membership in the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary for the past three (3) years and must now hold a membership card for the current year. Junior members may be daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or sistes of the veteran.
The Illinois Scholarship for Junior Members will provide $1,000 scholarships as funds permit.

Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship:
All applicants must be in their Senior year of high school or be a graduate of an accrediated high school and must be in need of financial assistance to continue their education. Each successful applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship which is awarded in July.

Scholarships are awarded only to FULL TIME students enrolled in accrediated schools or hospital programs. Any applicant who has previously received a Nurses Scholarship for the American Legion Auxiliary may apply again. The Application form must be processed through and American Legion Auxiliary unit in Illinois.