Erk Cottrell Post 140



For Complete information click on above SCHOLARSHIP link

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs. The Legion also publishes a valuable resource in “Need a Lift?” – a comprehensive guide to seeking and obtaining scholarships.

Boys State Scholarship

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935 when it organized to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program for young ladies called Girls State. At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

American Legion Boys State is currently conducted in 49 Departments of The American Legion. Hawaii does not conduct a program. As separate corporations, Boys States vary in content and method of procedure, but each and every Boys State adheres to the basic concept of the program - that of teaching government from the township to the state level.


American Legion Post 140 supports many programs around Greenville and Darke Co., Students at Greenville High School are aware of our support for the Jr. NROTC program. There are however; many scholarships that you may not be aware of so if you are looking for Scholarship funding for yourself a friend or a S.A.L. check out the options by clicking on the word "SCHOLARSHIP" at the top of the page. Here are some of the options you'll find.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship

The Samsung Legion Scholarship

The Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

The Junior Shooting Sports Scholarship  

Are you interested in shooting on a University Rifle Team when you go to college?

Did you know that the State of Ohio also offers college tution grants when you join the National Guard in Ohio. Well then you can also be a military veteran with a college education and you can join THE AMERICAN LEGION.