FAQs: The 2021 Session of California Girls State


I was selected to be a delegate, now what?

You should have received an email to the account you entered in your online application from our Department Chair, Director, and Chief Counselor with more info.  You will continue to receive emails about every other week during the last month before the session with additional information, dates, and links.  BE SURE TO CHECK THAT EMAIL ADDRESS FREQUENTLY!  Delegates will receive an invitation to join their virtual city via Google Classroom.  During the 78th session of ALA CAGS, you will meet your fellow city members and find out the activities that will be part of this year’s session.  All selected delegates who complete the session and the session assignments will receive a Certificate of Participation and an American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State pin.  Delegates will also have the opportunity to join our Alumnae Foundation, apply for future internships, and purchase graduation stoles and other ALA Girls State merchandise through the website.

When will the online store be open for purchases?

Our online store is always open!  New designs and merchandise are constantly being added. 

Check it out at ShopCAGirlsState.com.

Will selected delegates be eligible for any scholarship opportunities?

There will be opportunities for scholarship consideration, including the SAMSUNG scholarship.  Check out the info on our website under Delegates & Alternates.  The application closes on the first day of our session.

Since a delegate did not get to attend an in person session this year, can she attend next year?

Delegates selected for the 2021 session will not be able to attend the 2022 session.  We are limited by both the university accommodations, our Department Code, and staffing issues, so this is not an option. 


How can I stay involved with ALA California Girls State?

We would love for you to stay involved. Most areas in the state have American Legion Auxiliary Units that you can join.  Visit the Department of California website or the National ALA website to find your local Unit.  There is also the ALA California Girls State Alumnae Foundation.  GSAF is actively involved in supporting the program as well as the development of our alumnae!