All of our members work hard to further our mission, but once a year we highlight those units and departments that truly stand out as they serve our veterans, the military and their families. The American Legion Auxiliary presents the National President’s Award of Excellence at its national convention to one department and five units which represent the best of the best among our membership. Not only do they get a well-deserved pat on the back, but their stories inspire other Auxiliary members to emulate their success.
Application Deadline Applications must be made by the unit president for unit award and by the department president for department award. The deadline is the first Friday in June of each calendar year.Download Award Application (doc)
Established in 2009, the National President's Award of Excellence is presented to five outstanding units and one department annually to recognize their success in formulating goals and action steps that result in noteworthy outcomes for American Legion Auxiliary programs. The award winners are featured in national Auxiliary publications.Award CriteriaRecipients are selected based on applications that address the department's or unit's achievements in ALA national goals and objectives in at least three Auxiliary programs.
"I couldn't believe I was chosen for a national award. The scholarship has helped me a lot with my college expenses..."
- Dereck Neben, Children of Warriors Scholarship Recipient