Delegate Application ALA Hawai'i Girls State
FOR JUNE 2023                            

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The American Legion Auxiliary Hawai'i Girls State (ALAHGS) is honored to offer this premier leadership program to the youth of Hawai'i.  We are so excited that you have decided to apply.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  We are ALA Hawaii Girls State- but, over the summer 17,000 girls will be participating in their own state's program across the United States of America.

To be eligible to participate in the ALA Girls State/Girls Nation programs, you:
1.  Must be in your Junior Year of High School when you apply.
2.  Please see final note to send a link for 2 recommendations.
3. Must be a United States citizen or legal inhabitant of the United States.
4.  Must attend all sessions (Final dates to post by May 1)
June 12 Monday 6-8p Virtual
June 14 Wednesday 6-8p Virtual
June 17  Saturday 8am Check into HPU Aloha Tower Dorms
June 19 Pick Up at 5pm from program (location TBD)
(Most Likely at Aloha Tower HPU dorms)

If accepted into the prestigious ALA Hawai'i Girls State program, delegates provide a $100 donation to ALAHGS.  This serves to offset a small portion of program expenses including lodging and meals.  
Donations are made once you receive acceptance into program.
Scholarships are available based on need.  
To apply for scholarship, please email the Director at:

If you are one of the two girls chosen to attend ALA Girls Nation in July, you  must be able to clear a background check by the United States government, the White House and the U.S. Secret Service.

ALAHGS is completely operated by volunteers (no paid staff).  

Cancellation Policy & Donation Refund: 30 Days prior 100% Refund; Cancellation 15-29 Days prior to start date 50% Refund; Cancellation less than 15 Days to start date will result in forfeiture of donation.
ALL Delegates must arrange travel to and from the program at Hawaii Pacific University Aloha Tower Dorms.
Email *
Delegate Contact Information
First Name *
(Legal name only)
Middle Name *
Last Name *
(Legal name only)
Birth Date *
Preferred name to be called  (nickname) *
If you prefer to go by a different name other than your first name, please include it here. If you do not wish to have a nickname on your tag, re-enter your first name only.
Delegate Cell Phone Number *
Email Address *
Emails could be sent any time between March - June. An active and frequently monitored email is crucial for important communications. Please do not use the same email address to register multiple delegates.
Confirm Email Address *
Please do not copy and paste, re-enter your answer.
Mailing Address *
Street address, town, state, zip
Parent/Guardian Name and Relationship *
Example: Jane Doe, Mother
Parent/Guardian Phone Information *
Phone #
Parent/Guardian Email Address *
How did you hear about ALA Hawai'i Girls State? *
School Information
If you have attended multiple schools, please provide only your current school's contact information.
High School Name *
Please use the full name, e.g. Kapolei High School
What is your most up to date, cumulative GPA? *
High School Guidance Counselor/Dean Name *
High School Guidance Counselor/Dean Email *
High School Guidance Counselor Phone Number *
Check the following boxes to show you understand the responsibilities you are accepting as a delegate to ALA Aloha Girls Sate Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. *
You must check all these boxes to submit your application. *Organization represents the American Legion Auxiliary, not the host institution Hawaii Pacific University
Applicant Community and Leadership
Help us get to know you better and answer the following as complete as possible. Please include the academic year each activity was completed (9th-11th Grades only.)
Please List all High School Activities. *
(e.g. teams, clubs, student government, etc.)
Please list Honors / Awards / Achievements *
(e.g. scholastic, athletic, personal, etc.)
Please share your community involvement. *
(e.g. organizations, volunteer work, etc.)
Please list your top talents / hobbies. *
(e.g. singing, writing, photography, etc.)
T-Shirt Size *
Do you have an immediate relative who is serving on active military duty? *
What connections to members of the military or military veterans do you have, if any?
If you said yes to having military connection, select all that apply.
Is the delegate/alternate a member of the American Legion Auxiliary? *
You do not need to be a member to be eligible for ALA Hawai'i Girls State
Two delegates from ALA Hawai'i Girls State will be selected to represent Hawai'i at the ALA Girls Nation program in Washington, DC (travel and lodging costs covered by ALA) in July.   *
Availability for ALA Girls Nation will not affect your application to this program (ALA Hawai'i Girls State)
Parent/Gaurdian Electronic Signature *
By typing your name below, you verify all information is true and accurate to the best of your ability. Dishonesty and misrepresentation are grounds for dismissal.  You are verifying you have knowledge of this application and the contents enclosed within.  
Parent/Gaurdian Approval of Donation *
By typing your name below, you verify that you will make a tax deductible donation via check of $100 to ALA Hawai'i Girls State to offset the high cost for program expenses including participant's shirt, lodging and meals. (If financial aid is needed, please email the Director at:
Delegate Electronic Signature *
By typing your name below, you verify all information is true and accurate to the best of your ability. Dishonesty and misrepresentation are grounds for dismissal.
What's Next after Submitting this  Application?
Mahalo for your application!
We are already proud of you for wanting to be a part of making your world a better place.

1.  URGENT:  PLEASE use the link below and have two people complete the recommendation form by March 31, 2023.
                  link for recommendations is:
Please have your parent or guardian review this information prior to submitting the application.
While ALA Hawai'i Girls State would like to be able to accept all applicants, our program can only accept a limited number of candidates.  A follow up email will be sent by April 2 , which will include an announcement stating whether or not you have qualified for the Interview Stage.

(If you are selected for the interview portion i takes about 10 minutes and you will be sent questions prior to arrival.)

Again, thank you for applying.
Please let us know if you have any questions.

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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