Scholarships

Scholarships

You've worked hard to get here and it's paying off! Boys who attend Boys State have the opportunity to apply for three different kinds of scholarships to help with college expenses. Bring scholarship applications with you when you check in on the first day of Boys State.

$1,848,000

in WSU scholarships awarded in 2019

194 Boys

received scholarships from WSU in 2019

Samsung Scholarship

Samsung Scholarship

Samsung, a worldwide leader in electronics, endowed a scholarship fund of five million dollars to be administered by The American Legion. The endowment was made to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War. "The Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program" established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the $5,000,000 principal amount. In 2005, seven $20,000 scholarships and ninety-one $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

Eligibility

High school juniors who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion by the United States government:

  • April 6, 1916 to November 11, 1918, or
  • December 7, 1941 until a time as determined by the federal government

The selection of the scholarship winners will be based, in part, upon the following criteria: Academic record, involvement in school activities, involvement in community activities, community service and financial need. Additional bonus points in the selection process will be awarded to descendants of U.S. veterans of the Korean War.

Please refer to www.legion.org/scholarships for more details and rules.

Deadline

See eligibility at: (https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung)

The deadline to complete your online application will be 11:59 PM, May 31, 2021.

Private Scholarship

Private Scholarship

Boys State Delegates - You have the opportunity to sign up for private scholarships, sponsored by America First Credit Union, given to participants of Boys State. These scholarships are typically $500 at any academic institution.

Deadline

Download and fill out the simple form, bring it to the registration and give it to the academic adviser on the first day of Boys State.

Eligibility

The private scholarship will be based on academics, leadership and financial need.

Scholarship Use

This is a cash-based scholarship that can be used to help with any academic financial expense.

To apply for the Private Scholarships, Complete the application and bring it with you to the opening day of Boys State

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Deadline

The deadline to complete your printed application will be May 31, 2021. Mail a printed copy of your application to: American Legion Utah Boys State, Attn: Academic Adviser, PO Box 187, Kaysville, UT 84037- 0187.

University Scholarship

Weber State University Tuition Scholarship

Weber State University offers a generous tuition-based scholarship to many Boys State students. In 2019, WSU granted $1.8 million in tuition waiver scholarships to Boys State attendees.

Deadline

Information needed to apply for this scholarship will be used from your 2021 Boys State application.

If you have indicated in your registration that you are interested in a Weber State Scholarship, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Eligibility

Check out the scholarship index score lookup chart for your qualifying award amount.

Scholarship Use

This scholarship can be used for tuition expenses at Weber State University.