Delano High School student Colette Bersie of Montrose is one of nine winners nationwide of a Samsung American Legion Scholarship, worth $20,000.
The American Legion National Committee on Education selected the nine students at the Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis. An additional 88 students were awarded $1,100 each.
Since 1996, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship program has awarded more than $4 million to nearly 1,500 applicants. The scholarship is available to high school juniors who participate in and complete the Boys State or Girls State programs, and are direct descendants (or legally adopted children) of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Students who qualify for and are interested in the Samsung Scholarship must submit a completed application to program staff upon their arrival to Boys State or Girls State.
Recipients of the scholarship must use the funds for undergraduate studies (e.g.: room and board, tuition and books), and each applicant is selected according to his or her school and community activities, academic record and financial need.
For information about the Samsung American Legion Scholarship, visit the website at firstname.lastname@example.org.