Department of Colorado

High School Oratorical Contest

Registration deadline is January 31, 2021

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students.

Over $138,000 in scholarships can be awarded each year.

The American Legion awards scholarships to the three (3) finalists at the Colorado contest.

    American Legion - Colorado

  • 1st Place $3000
  • 2nd Place $1500
  • 3rd Place $1000
Our winner will represent Colorado at the National Finals.

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 recieve an additional $2,000 scholarship.

The overall National Contest Winner is awarded an $25,000 scholarship.

Second Place receives a $22,500 scholarship.

Third Place receives a $20,000 scholarship.

The American Legion National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Virtual Oratorical Contest – Contest Date is Saturday, March 6, 2021

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