The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in American Legion programs.
On July 13, 2019 The South Dakota American Legion Executive Committee passed a resolution to discontinue the South Dakota American Legion educational loan program. The Education loan fund will be moved into an endowed fund with the South Dakota Community Foundation in the near future and will fund the newly created South Dakota American Legion Scholarship program. All educational loans that have been taken out are still required to be repaid, the monies from the repayments will also be placed into the endowment.
Applications for scholarships will be available on October 1, 2019 with a submission deadline of December 1, 2019. Children and grandchildren of veterans are eligible to apply along with veterans. Scholarships will be paid to the Post secondary school that they attend after the completion of the 1st semester. Expect full criteria to apply for the scholarships with applications to be ready by October 1, 2019.