Amount of Award: The American Legion Boys State Award is an all-expenses paid program.
Who Can Participate: Eleventh grade male students are nominated by Canandaigua Academy.
Qualifications: A panel of Post 256 members interviews each of the nominees and selects delegates with the following criteria in mind:
1. Holds an Honor Student status.
2. Interested in United States government.
3. Demonstrates excellent moral character.
4. Has shown leadership potential.
5. Is able to participate in a 7-day program.