2017 Youth and Education Scholarships

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generations through our youth scholarships, our Scout of the Year, and our Teacher of the Year programs. Deadlines are Oct. 31, 2017.

Voice of Democracy

2017 – 2018 Theme
“American History: Our Hope for the Future”
Grades 9 – 12
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition
Grand Prize: $30,000 Award
VOD Student Entry Form and Brochure
Voice of Democracy Rules and Eligibility

Patriot’s Pen

2017 – 2018 Theme: “America’s Gift to My Generation”
Grades 6 – 8
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017
Patriotic Essay Writing Contest
Grand Prize: $5,000 Award
Patriots Pen Rules and Eligibility
P.P. Student Entry Form and Brochure

VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Grades K – 12
Submit to local VFW Post by October 31, 2017
Recognize teachers who care about America
Teacher of the Year Rules and Eligibility

Scout of the Year Program

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. Awards are as follows:

  • $5,000 1st place National scholarship
  • $3,000 2nd place National scholarship
  • $1,000 3rd place National scholarship

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