Scholarships and Awards
Many children of active-duty, National Guard or Reserve members are now members of single-parent families, an unfortunate consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror. In many cases, this also means their chances to attend college are greatly diminished. Children of military personnel killed on active duty are entitled to receive money toward a college education.
Samsung, a worldwide leader in electronics, endowed a scholarship fund of five million dollars to be administered by The American Legion. The endowment was made to show appreciation to U.S. veterans who came to the aid of Korea during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War.