Each year, the Boys State program is able to award more than $7,000 in scholarships through the American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion.

Students in the program must submit the scholarship forms during the program, the forms can be found on this page.

Samsung Scholarship

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Samsung Scholarship awards include:

  • Ten National Scholars receive $10,000 each (two from each region)

  • Ten National Runners-Up receive $5,000 each (two from each region)

  • Remaining Department Finalists receive $1,250 each guaranteed

Eli Marcoux Award

The Eli Marcoux Award is given each year to one student who exemplifies the overall good citizenship goals of Boys State.

Eli Marcoux was a previous department commander of the American Legion.

Program Costs

The only costs that an individual student must bear for American Legion New Hampshire Boys State are his non-refundable $25.00 application fee, transportation to and from Saint Anselm College, and any desired incidentals during the week.

Community sponsors and American Legion posts pay the remaining $335.00 in tuition, which covers room, board, snacks, materials, the costs of instruction, and all in-program transportation from the point of registration to graduation.