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The 2024 ALA Virginia Girls State program is scheduled to be held on the campus of Longwood University from Sunday, June 16 to Saturday, June 22, 2024.


CLICK HERE to download the 2024 Virginia Girls State Application


Girls State Informational Meeting April 7, 2:00 pm

The goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State is to teach rising high school seniors the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society. ALA Virginia Girls State is an interactive, “government in action” experience. We welcome students from public and private high schools to apply as well as homeschool students. Visit for more information.


Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Scholarship applications are limited to students between their junior and senior years of high school who attend the current session of either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War Era Veterans will receive three bonus points.

Samsung scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies and applied toward tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community service.

  • Ten National Scholars receive $10,000 each (two from each region)

  • Ten National Runners-Up receive $5,000 each (two from each region)

  • Remaining Department Finalists receive $1,250 each guaranteed

Scholarship applicants must complete and submit their online application prior to 11:59 (local time) of Day 1 of their respective American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. All applications must be submitted using the online application system and may not be modified after the due date or given a deadline extension under any circumstance. Visit for more information.

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