2020-2021 Oratorical Schedule
Post: To finish no later than February 21, 2021
District: To finish no later than February 28, 2021
Department: March 6, 2021 in Helena, MT
National: April 9-11, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN
Oratorical Scholarship Awards
Post and District awards vary depending on the Post or District commitment to the program.
All District winners who appear for the Department preliminary pool (morning 6 March) receives $175.00
Each preliminary pool will send two contestants to the Department finals (afternoon 6 March) Pool 1st place receives $285.00, Pool 2nd receives $175.00.
Department scholarship awards are $1,500 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, $450 for 3rd place and $400 for 4th place. (It is the winners responsiblity to contact Department Headquarters after graduation)
The Department winner competes at the National Contest in Indianapolis, IN. The overall national contest winner gets a $20,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $17,000, and third gets $15,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.