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Americanism and Government Scholarship Program

What is it? 
The Americanism and Government Scholarship Program fosters interest in all levels of government, citizenship and provides students the opportunity to receive recognition and scholarships.  A fifty (50) question test is administered to test a student’s knowledge of U.S. Government, Wisconsin Government, County Government, the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Flag Etiquette. To complete the test, students must answer an essay question.

When is it?
Test may be taken anytime between March 9-20, 2020

Who is eligible?
Any student in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, who is enrolled in any public, private, parochial or home-school, in the State of Wisconsin may participate.

What are the scholarship opportunities?
Annually, 33 winners are selected by the Americanism Committee of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin.  The following scholarships are awarded:
                                    11 students in Grade 10 receive $250 scholarships

                                    11 students in Grade 11 receive $300 scholarships

                                    11 students in Grade 12 receive $750 scholarships

Test Access: 2020 test is open March 9-20, 2020, see instructions and link below.
Access the test in just 4-easy steps!

  1. Please read the instructions thoroughly before beginning the test. Test is ONLY accessible from March 9-20, 2020. You will have 1 hour to complete the test. You cannot restart or pause. The answers you choose will be final and you are not able to go back and make changes. Failure to answer the essay question will disqualify you from being eligible for a scholarship. During the test; if you sign out, close the browser or hit the back button, the test will terminate. This is not an open book test and you are not allowed to use outside resources to answer the questions.
  2. You will need the following information to log in COMING IN 2020

Contact Sheri Hicks at Legion Headquarters at 608-745-1090 or email at for further information.


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