21 Gully Road, Neptune NJ (732) 922-1226


The American Legion offers a variety of programs to help our community’s youth excel and succeed.  From college scholarships to coloring contests, there are opportunities for just about all grade levels.

If you are interested in any of the below programs and would like more information, please use the form at the bottom of this page. 

College Scholarships                            

Our programs benefit students in Monmouth County, and the Post’s committees are dedicated to running successful programs.  Each year we offer 5 scholarships to exceptional high school students pursuing a college degree

2023 Application Deadline is May 12, 2023

  • Alvin Applegate Scholarship  (3 recipients) $1,000 each (application link)
    •  Requirement: Student must be a graduating senior of Neptune, Wall, or Ocean Township High School.
  • David Perlman Scholarship $1500 (application link)
    • Requirement: Must be a direct relative of a Post 346 Member
  • Sgt. Sherman Scholarship $1,500 (application link)
    • Requirement: Student must be a graduating senior of MAST, Neptune, or Wall High School. Must be enrolled in R.O.T.C program.

Send completed applications to:  American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Road Neptune NJ 07753. Be sure to add “Attention: Wil Fetherman” to the front of your envelope to ensure your application is received. 

Other American Legion Scholarships

Monmouth County Scholarships

  • (more info coming soon) 

Department of New Jersey Scholarships

  • The State head of the American Legion (Department of New Jersey) also offers scholarships each year.  More information on these scholarships can be found here (scroll down to the “Education and Scholarships” section).

Annual Coloring Contest

Each year Post 346 in conjunction with the American Legion Department of New Jersey holds a coloring contest for students in grades 4-5.   Our committee has our Post members vote on the top three submissions:

1st Prize: $100 (Advances to the state finals)

2nd Prize: $75

3rd Prize: $50 

Boys State

The American Legion Boys State is a program held annually to cultivate young leaders on the duties, privileges, and rights of American citizenship.  This program is held by ALJBS- more information can be found here.   Only male high school juniors from NJ are eligible to attend the American Legion Jersey Boys State program.

Each year, American Legion Post 346 sponsors delegates to attend the Boys State program in New Jersey.  If you have been sponsored by American Legion Post 346, you will receive information about the application process.  For your convenience the online application for sponsored delegates only can be found here.

If you would like to contact us regarding Boys State, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and select “Boys State”

Looking for information on the Girls State program?  It’s here.  (This program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary)

Eagle Scout of the Year

Each year, the American Legion Department of New Jersey asks each Post to submit an exceptional Eagle Scout from the community in their local area. The winners are awarded scholarship grants.

Send completed applications to: American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Road, Neptune NJ 07753. Be sure to add “Attention: Commander” to the front of your envelope to ensure your application is received.