The American Legion exists to provide service to veterans and active duty personnel of the U.S. armed forces: Through awareness of privileges accorded because of their service, with opportunity that will not exist without continuous viligence, by building strong communities that can help make life after service more full.
Youth & Everyday Hero Awards
- Firefighter of the Year
- LEO of the Year
- EMS of the Year
- Active, National Guard, and Reservist Person of the Year
- Hoosiers Boys State
- Junior Shooting Sports
- Youth LEO accademy
Every year the Legion celebrates the hard work and dedication of some those people who work to ensure a safe and strong community. These include Teachers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Personnel (EMS/EMT), Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), and Military personnel.
- Legacy Scholarship - up to $20,000
- Baseball Scholarship - up to $5,500
- Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship - up to $5,000
- Oratorical Scholarship - up to $18,000
- Flag Education and Etiquette - up to $1,000
- Samsung Scholarship - up to $20,000
- Americanism and Government test program
- Eagle Scout ScholarshipAwards: Department: $1,000; National $10,000, Runner-Up $2,500
- Girl Scout Gold Award $1,000
- American Legion Family Scholarships
The American Legion provides $307,000 each year in Academic Gifts to boys and girls which can be used for either College, Apprenticeship programs, or Trade Schools.
- Sons of the American Legion ScholarshipAward: $1000
ALA Academic Gifts - can be used for College or Trade Schools
- Junior Members Academic GiftAwards: National 10 $2500, Department $500
- Past Presidents Academic GiftAwards: $500
- Hoosier Academic GiftAwards: two $1,000
- ALA Firkins Veteran's Children Academic GiftAwards: $1,000
- Combs Education GrantAwards: $150
- Unit ScholarshipAwards: four $1,000 each year for 4 years
- Children of Warriors National Presidents' Academic GiftAwards: one $3,500, one $3,000, and one $2,500
- Spirit of Youth Academic Gift National Division Award $5000
- Non-Traditional Academic Gift National Division Award $5000
- Temporary Financial Assistance
- National Emergency Fund
- Operation Comfort Warrior
- Service Officers
Used to help Veterans and active duty when money gets a bit short. For example, in the government shutdown in 2018-2019 Coast Guard members were not being paid. The American Legion used nearly $1,000,000 from this fund to provide grants to these hard working men and women.
When disaster strikes many veterans my already be on the front lines. The leagion will be there behind to help them recover while they go on fighting to keep us safe and secure
Sometimes its the little things that make illness easier. Operation Comfort Warrior provides basic assistanec to veterans in health care facilities to make their stay just a little bit better.
Being in the Military is unlike many careers, you take orders then accomplish the task. Sometimes doing these things causes you long term health issues. The Legion Service officer works with you, the veteran, to ensure you get all you deserve for doing your duty.