There are many programs available for you to take advantage of.  Your Oviedo Post offers assistance in helping you navigate thru the processes of American Legion National, State and Local level opportunities.  Click on the links below to learn more about each program. 

Boys State

Who should apply?

High School Juniors interested in Law, Politics, Law Enforcement or Government.  

January - February applications & interviews

What is it?

A week long experience on the Florida State University campus and the state of Florida's Capitol Complex paid for by the American Legion.  Download the application at the bottom of this page.

Who is my Local Contact?

Boys - Ralph Cain 407-765-6633

Girls - Marge Berrios  407-376-8962

Apply in January - February

General Scholarship

For Florida High School Seniors who are direct descendants of US Veterans whose parents are Florida residents.

Local contact is Laurel Ross 407-227-5340

Oratorical Contest

Who is this for?

All High School aged students interested in learning and speaking about the US Constitution while developing leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly, and competing.

When do I apply?

Now! Contact us to help you get started.  Post level competition is in January.

Who are my local contacts?

Bill Thompson 407-924-7148

Peter Gregory 407-951-4630

Applications open now thru February

Eagle Scout of the Year

Open to all Florida resident High School students who have earned the Eagle award, religious emblem and are the son or grandson of a Legion member (OR have a parent that is eligible to join the American Legion).

Local contact is Erich Erdman 

Legacy Scholarships

Is this scholarship for you?

If your parent is a post-9/11 veteran who died on active duty, or has a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater, online application window open November 15 - April 15.

How the Legion can help

Awards may be used for Undergraduate and Graduate studies and recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times. 

Who is my local contact?

Laurel Ross 407-227-5340

Already in College?

Medical & Nursing

If you are already enrolled in an  accredited Florida Medical School/Program and a US Citizen or permanent Florida resident, apply now!  Window is open until the end of March.

Local contact is Peter Gregory 407-951-4630


Boys State Application 2020 print, fill out and return to your guidance counselor (pdf)