American Legion Department of South Dakota High School Oratorical Contest

🏆 Available:
💰 $1,000
⏳ N/A

Scholarship Description

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12.

Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition through only one department.

Provide an 8 to 10 minute oration on some phase of the U.S. Constitution. Be prepared to speak extemporaneously for 3 to 5 minutes on specified articles or amendments. Compete at Local, District, and State levels.

To see contest updates and more details (including contest deadlines), visit the program webpage. (

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required

How To Apply

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Donor: American Legion Department of South Dakota

Nonprofit fraternal veterans’ organization promoting Americanism, citizenship, respect for the flag, and working for veterans benefits. Serves the community, state, and nation.