ALA Girls State
is a unique
which American Legion Auxiliary
to become knowledgeable stewards
of freedom, democracy and patriotic
citizens. Scholarships Awarded Every year, $300,000 in
Samsung American Legion Scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 American
Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
participants. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only and
may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. This application
is completed online and is due by midnight June 10, 2018. This
application is also a fillable form on the website and must be completed
online. The application will be updated when National has changed it
on their websites. Make sure you have proof of your Veterans military
service, typically their DD214.
Applicants must be high school juniors who attend either American Legion Auxiliary Girls State or American Legion Boys State.Applicants must be direct descendants (i.e., child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.Scholarship winners are selected based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need.
The 2018-2019 American Legion Auxiliary Syringa Girls State Board
Chairman -- Jo-Ann Rasmussen
Vice Chairman -- Carolyn Weston
Director -- Kaylene Burtenshaw
Recording Secretary -- Lianne Kubs
Session Coordinator -- Cindy Woodman
Treasurer -- Mary Price
1st District Board Members -- Joie Wienclaw
2nd District Board Members -- Jinny Cash
3rd District Board Members -- Amanda Radenz-Benoit
Purpose Statement To provide an outstanding, unique, and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of our nation that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government through the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation citizenship training programs.
Eligibility Girls who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and who have at least one more semester remaining are considered. Previous participants of a Girls State competition are not allowed to attend a second session. Only those who illustrate leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service in their schools and community should be considered. Merit and ability are the basis for evaluation during the actual citizens selection process.
Auxiliary units in in Idaho proudly host American Legion Auxiliary Syringa Girls State, an amazing week of learning focused on responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Students are assigned to mock cities where, divided into the “Federalist Party” and “Nationalist Party,” they are immersed into learning about the political process from dedicated volunteers, making sure the program’s nonpartisan governmental, patriotic and civic objectives are carried out with intense learning along with some fun. The program's staff also stay vigilant about raising the girls’ awareness of the importance of service, particularly to our veterans, their families and their communities.
For more information please contact The American Legion Auxiliary, Syringa Girls State Session Coordinator. The contact information is: