The 78th session of American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State will be held at Lipscomb University from Sunday, May 26 through Saturday, June 1, 2024! This is a program of the American Legion Auxiliary for rising senior girls from across the state of Tennessee.

Arrival and Departure from Lipscomb University:

When you arrive at Lipscomb University on May 26, 2024 between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST, please make your way to Bennett Campus Center (entrance on Granny White Pike). It is important that you do not unload your belongings upon arrival. Dorm assignments will be made once you check in, and you will be directed to move your car to the closest dorm location to unload.

For pickup on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. CST, please meet your delegate at their assigned dorm where you dropped them off. For Fanning dorm, enter off Belmont Boulevard. For Elam and High Rise dorms, enter off Granny White Pike. View the campus map here.

To help you prepare for arrival and pickup, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Live Streamed Assemblies:

Join us virtually this week for our live streamed assemblies via this live stream link.

To watch our live streams with subtitles, open the link above via Google Chrome, navigate to the “…” icon at the top right hand corner of your browser window, select “Settings,” then “Accessibility,” and toggle the “Live Captioning” switch on. Restart your browser, and you’re set!

Registration Information:

Registration for the 2024 session of ALA VGS is now open. The primary contact for schools and ALA Units will receive personalized communication with your school or unit’s citizen allotment, registration instructions, and more in the coming months.

For additional questions about registering delegates for 2024 or to access our registration portal, contact Co-Director Kathy Isaacson at [email protected] or 240-687-6055.

Samsung Scholarship:

In coordination with the Samsung Corporation, the American Legion and Auxiliary hosts an annual scholarship program for Girls and Boys Staters.  ALA VGS will nominate one Girls State delegate who will receive a state finalist scholarship and go on to compete regionally for larger scholarships. Please note that applications must be completed and submitted electronically before midnight on Sunday, May 26. Learn more here.

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