VFW Scholarships

Patriots PenNEW 2016-2017 Themes and Applications

Patriots Pen

The VFW believes strongly in good citizenship and fostering patriotism. That’s why we encourage youthful minds to examine our nation’s history and their own experiences in modern American society through our Patriot’s Pen youth essay-writing contest.

Annually, roughly 112,000, students from grades 6-8, enter to win one of several savings bonds totaling $1.2 million, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National first place winner.

Students draft a 300-400 word essay, expressing their views based on an — always patriotic — annual theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

NEW!!!   2016-2017 Theme:  The America I Believe In”

APPLICATION CLICK HERE 2017Patriot’sPenStudentEntryForm(1)

for more information
contact

State Headquarters 617-727-2613

Voice of Democracy

Each year, more than 51,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000- $16,000 and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

NEW!!!! 2016-2017 Theme: “My Responsibility To America” Due to Post on November 1, 2016

APPLICATION CLICK HERE 2017VoiceofDemocracyStudentEntryForm

for more information
contact

State Headquarters 617-727-2613

 

 

 

Patriot's Pen Scholarship

from your Local, State & National VFW.

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Voice of Democracy Scholarship

from your Local, State & National VFW.

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VFW Scout of the Year

from your Local, State & National VFW.

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