The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. Through the Boys State program, The American Legion teaches youth to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, thereby allowing America to remain strong and ensure freedom for future generations. Our Delaware American Legion Boys State is a unique educational program that does not emphasize textbook learning. It focuses, instead, on participation and personal experience in a model state government, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. The Boys State program mirrors the structure and operation Delaware's state government.
The legislative sessions are open to the public as are the sessions of the Delaware House and Senate
All applicants must be recommended by one of the following:
Further, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
Email Completed Form to: firstname.lastname@example.org By March 30 of the current year
Or mail Form to:
Lyman Brenner, Boys State Chairman
PO Box 7005,
Wilmington, DE 19803
Applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and notified whether or not they have been accepted.More information about the American Legion Boy's State & Nation Program
IMPORTANT! You must submit your Samsung Scholarship application online.
No paper applications or changes (once the application is submitted) will be accepted.
The scholarship is only for those Boys State students who are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion.
(This does not mean that they must be a member of the Sons of the American Legion - just eligible for membership.)