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For the past 72 years the young women of the NH American Legion Auxiliary Granite Girls State program have taken full advantage of the chance to develop leadership skills, confidence, and poise that will give them a lasting foundation for success in their personal and professional lives.

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Participants who successfully complete the American Legion Auxiliary Granite Girls State program in its entirety and finish in good standing will be eligible to apply for the following scholarship opportunities:

Dottie Hunnewell Memorial Scholarship

Dottie was a Department President and life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of NH. She was also a dear friend, dedicated counselor and Granite Girls State Secretary for more than 25 years. Because of her love and devotion for this program, the American Legion Auxiliary voted to name this scholarship in her honor.

Detachment of NH Girls State Scholarship

Steve Fisher, Detachment of NH Commander established this scholarship after being introduced to the Granite Girls State program.

Those applying for the above named scholarships must apply during their year of Granite Girls State Citizenship.

Click on the forms button to your left to view and print application forms.


Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount.

High school Juniors who are direct decendants, i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, or a legally adopted child, of a US veteran who served during a period of war and is a delegate to either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program is eligible to apply. Click on the link below to get more information about the Samsung Scholarship.