Find more details and applications for these VFW sponsored opportunities online at www.vfw.org
Scout of the Year Award [2019-2020 APPLICATION CLOSED]
Gold Award Girl Scouts may enter a Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored competition – Scout of the Year Award - and possibly receive a $5,000 scholarship! Those girls who have earned the award and are in high school are eligible. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, March 1.
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition [2019-2020 APPLICATION CLOSED]
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program.
Students – including Girl Scouts - compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, "What Makes America Great".
Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., Feb 29 - March 4, 2020, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion in national awards – the top scholarship being $30,000. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, October 31.
Patriot's Pen [2019-2020 APPLICATION CLOSED]
Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.! The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, October 31.