Athens Post 49 no longer offers college scholarships;
however, there are other scholarship opportunities through the
American Legion. As part of the Oratorical Contest the American
Legion offers scholarships to competition winners at various levels.
Upon reaching the state and national level competition these
opportunities can be significant.
Opportunities for Oratorical Contest winners include not
only monetary awards, but potentially offers of scholarships direct
from certain education institutions within the state of Alabama.
Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities for some
participants who excel at Boys State, a program of the state and
national American Legion organizations.
See the information contained under the ABOUT US Tab for
the Oratorical Contest and Boys State. Also, you may visit the
websites of the state American Legion headquarters, known as the
Department of Alabama, or the website of The American Legion,
national headquarters, using the links provided elsewhere on this