The 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.Type your paragraph here.
VFW IN THE CLASSROOM
As combat veterans, we play an important role in educating our nation's youth about the principles and ideals upon which America was founded. VFW members regularly provide students with rare insight into the great sacrifices our service members make to maintain freedom for all of us.
With the Start of Each New School Year the VFW Offers
Youth Scholarships, Teacher Recognition and VFW in the Classroom Opportunities
Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. This year the national winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship.
In 2019/20 the VFW Auxiliary introduced the Illustrating America art contest for grades K-8 broken down to grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 levels. Winners may receive gift cards ranging from $25 to $100.
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE
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.