Applications, Eligibility and Policies

Applications, Eligibility and Policies

As a Boys State attendee, you will be expected to agree and follow the below policies. Upon completion of your registration, a written form containing these agreements will be sent to you to print and sign.

Eligibility Requirements and How to Apply

To apply for admission to the American Legion Utah Boys State (ALUBS) Program, Class of 2020, you must:

  1. Have completed your junior year (11th grade) and be eligible for attendance at least one semester as a High School Senior
  2. Have an academic rating of 2.0 GPA or higher
  3. Maintain good citizenship within your community
  4. Agree to abide by all of the rules of the ALUBS program and those of WSU as an on-campus student
  5. Agree to full curriculum participation, including residing for the full 4-1/2 days as a WSU on-campus student
  6. Complete and forward the application (including the $400 fee) no later than April 30th, 2020 to the address below.

The application may be submitted through your local American Legion Post or mailed directly to:

American Legion Utah Boys State
PO Box 187
Kaysville, UT 84037-0187

Submission of the application:

(1) Registers the student as an ALUBS Class of 2020 student citizen; and (2) provides for the student to receive three (3) semester credit hours of Political Sciences college credit. All course material for the college credit is provided as part of the ALUBS curriculum, and credits received from Weber State University upon completion are transferable to other universities. The student will receive three semester hours of credit only upon satisfactory completion of the American Legions Utah Boys State program.

Application

The application must be completed, signed by the applicant, his parents/guardians, and school officials.  The applicant should then conduct an interview with a local American Legion Post. The application is then sent to the American Legion Utah Boys State Administrative Coordinator for confirmation to attend American Legion Utah Boys State, Class of 2020. An enrollment fee of $400 is to be submitted with the application no later than April 30th, 2020. A list of Utah’s American Legion Posts and their addresses can be found using this link.

Requirements for Boys State Participants to Receive WSU Credit

In order to earn POLS 2920 credit, you will need to complete and/or participate in all of the stated requirements below:

  • Participate in activities as an ALUBS citizen
  • Vote in all ALUBS elections
  • Make a minimum of one public speech or presentation
  • Be appointed or elected to a minimum of one ALUBS position
  • Maintain standards of honesty, integrity, and abide by ALUBS and WSU regulations
  • Provide a hand written essay of personal opinion regarding two ALUBS speakers
  • Provide a hand written essay of personal opinion regarding one of the following:
    1. obligations of citizenship
    2. power of the vote
    3. what democracy means to me
    4. the two-party system

Please Read Carefully

I understand the Utah Boys State WSU Credit Program is in compliance with WSU policies and procedures. Accordingly, I am not a matriculated full-time Weber State University student as a result of my participation in the Utah Boy State WSU Credit Program. I understand that grades earned in the Boys State Program will be officially recorded on a WSU transcript. I may request credit be transferred to another institution, but acceptance of said credits will be at the prerogative of that institution. If I plan to attend WSU as a full-time matriculated student after high school, I may be required to submit additional admission information, ensure an admission fee has been paid, and submit updated high school transcripts to the WSU Admissions Office.

Participation Fees

A participation fee of $400 is to be included with the application. The participation fee of $400 (checks made payable to American Legion Utah Boys State) covers all expenses for WSU registration, WSU-course curriculum material, student materials, student residence hall housing, meals, and associated ALUBS activities. Students are encouraged to seek funding assistance from local Chambers of Commerce, businesses, churches or other civic organizations. Some American Legion Posts may also assist with participation funding.

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