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Offered by The American Legion
Are you a high school student passionate about the U.S. Constitution? If so, you may be interested in the American Legion Oratorical Contest! The contest is open to high school students age 20 or younger who write and recite a speech related to the U.S. Constitution. The American Legion created the contest to encourage appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students and invite a deeper understanding of it.
Participating students will first partake in the contest at the post level, with those making it past moving to the state competition. Those making it past the first round of the state level will earn at least $2,000, and the winner of the national competition will make $25,000. If you are passionate about the U.S. Constitution and want to enter a speech contest to earn money for college, we encourage you to apply!
Bear in mind that each state has its own deadline, so we recommend checking your state’s American Legion website before applying.
The American Legion is a non-profit organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and dedicated to supporting American veterans and their families.
The contest is open to high school students under 20 years of age who meet the below eligibility requirements.
High School Students
US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Political Science, History
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and create and recite an 8-10 minute-long speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. Applicants may also be asked to recite a 3-5 minute speech on an assigned topic as part of the competition. For specific rules and regulations, check out the guide on the website.
8-10 minute-long speech on the U.S. Constitution
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