Scholarship Opportunities


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One of the rewards of being chosen to participate in Virginia Boys State is the opportunity to apply for these scholarships


American Legion Legacy Scholarship

The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Application information is on The American Legion website.


Honors Program at Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport's Honors Program enriches the education of students in all majors by replacing most of the Liberal Learning general education requirements with interactive, interdisciplinary seminars that accelerate the advancement of academically gifted students into upper-level coursework.

Everyone learns by actively participating – even professors. You'll also be encouraged to pursue independent research, study abroad and civic engagement, all of which will enhance your classroom learning.

The program emphasizes one-on-one advising and a customized curriculum that supports your personal and professional goals. Fewer entry-level courses allow you to spend more time in independent study, research and advanced scholarship.

For more information, visit Christopher Newport University.


Lucian Butler Scholarship

High school boys and girls who are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of members of the Virginia American Legion family who exemplify the spirit and true American values and have been admitted to an accredited four year college or university are eligible to apply. Step-sons and step-daughters are also considered.

Limited to those entering the freshman class. Awards in following years will be considered as funds are available.

The application is on The American Legion website.


Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University

The Lyceum Scholars program takes a Great Books approach to studying liberty, free markets, the American Founding and moral character. It is a four-year academic program open to incoming freshmen at Clemson University.

For more information, visit Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University.


Presbyterian College Offers Scholarship to Boys State Participants

Presbyterian College offers a rigorous education with a built-in support network. Professors, students, and administrators work together to help each other succeed.

"We want our students to be adventurous and successful; competitive and compassionate. We work as a community, inspiring our students to learn, and to value service along the way. Our students are inspired for life."

A $2,500 scholarship is available to all Boys State citizens interested in studying at Presbyterian College.

For more information, visit Presbyterian College.


President's Leadership Program at Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University equips great leaders for the 21st century.

The President's Leadership Program (PLP) is not just an academic program. At heart, we are a community determined to better understand ourselves, how we work with others and the impact we can have in the world.

Through a combination of academic study, experiential learning and personal development, PLP will prepare you for a life of leadership, service and civic responsibility.

For more information, visit Christopher Newport University.


Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount.

For more information, visit Samsung American Legion Scholarship.


Wabash College Scholarship

Wabash College and the National Association of Wabash Men cordially invite you to apply for our Boys State Scholarship with an annual value of $7,500 ($30,000 over four years) upon admission to the College.

For more information, visit Wabash College.


West Virginia University Scholarship for Boys Nation Senators

In recognition of outstanding achievement, West Virginia University offers a scholarship to Boys Nation Senators.

For more information, visit West Virginia University.