Every year thousands of dollars are given to students by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Just think about it. Your child could be the recipient of a $30,000 college scholarship just for writing an essay that is orally presented.
Chapel Hill students have frequently taken North Carolina top honors and some have gone on to the national competition.
Veterans of Foreign Wars scholarships are available now, but you must enter one of two national contests to have a chance to win. Local winners receive an award certificate and a cash prize. All local first place winners receive $100 and go on to judging in the district and state competition and one winner from each contest represent the VFW Department of North Carolina in the national competition. But remember, you have to enter to win! Learn more
Chapel Hill contestants did quite well in the 2017-18 competitions. Winners were:
- Voice of Democracy, Amelia Solum. She won Chapel Hill area, won District competition, and then went to the state-wide competition.
- Patriot’s Pen, Summer Marold. She also won Chapel Hill area, then won the District competition, and finally participated in the state-wide competition.