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Illinois Oratorical Contest

Sponsored by: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois

Applicants must be high school students under the age of 20 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and residents of the state. Students first give an oration within their state and winners compete at the national level. The oration must be related to the Constitution of the United States focusing on the duties and obligations citizens have to the government. It must be in English and be between eight and ten minutes. There is also an assigned topic which is posted on the website, and it should be between three and five minutes.


Application Deadline January 24
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $2,000


Average 11

Contact Information

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
2720 E. Lincoln Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61707 United States

Phone: (309) 663-9366

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