Taking Place VIRTUALLY
June 14-18, 2021
THIS YEAR ONLY:
ACCEPTING JUNIORS and SENIORS
TOTAL COST: $250 per delegate
The application process for Nevada Girls State is once again upon us! The Seventy-Third Annual Session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Nevada Girls State will be held VIRTUALLY in 2021. We are again asking for your help in selecting qualified and enthusiastic delegates for this year’s session. Young women who have completed their junior year of high school by the time of the program, and who are preparing to enter their senior year of high school are eligible to be delegates.
Below you will find the information regarding whether or not your school has an Auxiliary unit with whom you may work to select delegates. All necessary forms are below, as well as an informational letter for parents/guardians:
complete and submit online
This scholarship is available only to Girls State and Boys State delegates each year and is offered by the Samsung Corporation in conjunction with the American Legion. Nevada Girls State does not administer this scholarship.
Make sure to determine if your school is connected to an Auxiliary unit. How to proceed once you have interested delegates depends upon this information. The registration fee per delegate is $250.00. If less than 15 days notice of inability to attend is given, fees are non-refundable. Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. Convenience fees charged for payment made online with a credit card are non-refundable.
All forms and fees must be submitted no later than June 13th.
We would like to briefly describe the type of delegate we are looking for. Delegates to Nevada Girls State must be prepared to participate in a fast-paced week filled with information, training, and tools to help her become a more active and educated citizen. We ask that delegates remain with the program for the entire week and participate in all activities, such as running for office, writing legislation, and being active in the mock legislative session on Friday. We know that some selection processes rely heavily on GPA in order to choose delegates, but we would like to remind you that we really desire delegates to be excellent young women in an all-around sort of way. They do not have to be extremely outgoing, they do not have to be honor students, and they do not even have to know much about local government or legislation writing. While these characteristics may certainly be helpful, we are ultimately looking for individuals who are eager to learn and willing to trust in the process they will go through during their week with our program.
Thank you for your past and continued support!
As a program of the American Legion Auxiliary, Nevada American Legion Auxiliary Units may be able to help your school with funding. For more information please use the following document to determine which American Legion Auxiliary Unit, District, or Program is associated with your school: