VFW – Promoting Patriotism and Investing in Our Future Generation

Published by The Bee News

August 21, 2020

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. 

If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Learn more about the VFW’s youth and education programs below, and at https://www.vfw.org.

Youth Scholarships

Our youth scholarships challenge students to reflect on our nation’s history, their ideals and principles, and their own experiences based on a patriotic theme.  Please contact for the following entry forms:
1. Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! A national anthem singing contest for youth ages six to16 Form; Illustrating America!  One winner in each of the 10 National Auxiliary Program Divisions will receive a $100 Visa gift card, the national winner will receive an additional $1,000 Visa gift card.
2. An art contest for students in grades 1-8; YOUNG AMERICAN Creative PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST Form. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $31,500.
3. The Voice of Democracy “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Patriotic Audio Essay Competition Form. The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Scout of the Year

Each year the VFW honors three young people – from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturing Crew – who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in school, scouting and the community. The first place winner receives $5,000. Please complete the SCOUT OF THE YEAR PROGRAM Form.

Teacher of the Year

Each year the VFW recognizes three exceptional teachers – one each from the elementary, junior high and high school levels – for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and instill patriotism in their students. Complete the VFW Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Entry Form to win $1,000 award for the top K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade teachers for professional development expenses . $1,000 award for each winning teacher’s school.  Plaques for both the winning teacher and school.  An all-expenses-paid trip to attend the VFW National Convention.


Please share this information with teachers and all students. Please contact Vickey Robertson at (765)635-3289 or email: hjhaux10005@gmail.com for applications or to send their applications please mail them to P.O. BOX 20896, Bullhead City, AZ 86442.  If you are unable to mail the applications, please call and we can make arrangements for pick up.

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