VFW Scholarships & Competitions 2016-17

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VFW Scholarships & Competitions 2016-17

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VFW AUXILIARY POST 2422 ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONTESTS


Voice of Democracy “My Responsibility To America” audio essay. Entry deadline November 1, 2016. Open to US students in grades 9-12, enrolled in public, private, parochial high school, or home study program, age 19 or younger. Prizes and scholarships total $153,000 in national awards. Official entry form and rules at https://www.vfw.org/VOD/.


Patriot’s Pen “The America I Believe In” written essay. Entry deadline November 1, 2016. Open to US students in grades 6-8, enrolled in public, private, parochial school, or home study program. Prizes total $54,500 in national awards. Official entry form and rules at https://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/.


Continuing Education Scholarship. Entry deadline February 15, 2017. Open to current VFW Auxiliary members of one year or longer and immediate family members who are students pursuing a college degree or career direction at vocational/technical school, age 18 or over. Awards total $4,000 in scholarships paid directly to American colleges/university or vocational/technical school. Official entry form and rules at https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/.


Young American Creative Patriotic Art “Patriotism Expressed In Art” contest. Entry deadline March 31, 2017. Open to US students in grades 9-12, enrolled in public, private, parochial high school, or home study program. Prizes total $21,000 in national scholarships. Official entry form and rules at https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/.
Sports Clip Help A Hero Scholarship. Entry deadline November 15, 2016. Open to US, current or former E-5 or below, who completed basic training and AIT, accepted in VA program or school. Awards total up to $5,000 in scholarships paid directly to school. Official entry rules at HelpAHero@vfw.org.


Marie Klugow Memorial Scholarship Program award. Entry deadline April 15, 2017. Open to US child or grandchild of VFW member, accepted by regionally accredited college, university, or school of nursing. Awards total $9,000 in scholarships paid directly to schools. Official entry and rules call Department of California VFW Auxiliary Headquarters at (916) 361-0932.

Scout Of The Year Program awards. Entry deadline March 1, 2017. Open to current registered scouts who received Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Quartermaster award, students in grades 9-12, enrolled in public, private, parochial high school, or home study program, age 15-18. Awards total $9,000 in national scholarships. Official entry form and rules at https://www.vfw.org/Scout/.


Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher awards. Entry deadline February 15, 2017. Open to teachers of grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12. Prizes total $6,000 in national awards. Official entry form and rules at https://www.vfw.org/TeacheroftheYear/.


VFW Veterans In The Classroom month. November 2016. Suggested school activities, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-12. Remember, the week of Veterans Day is “National Veterans Awareness” week in schools. More information at https://www.vfw.org/Classroom/.


VFW Auxiliary to General Henry D. Styer Post 2422 is seeking patriotic men and women and teens ages 16 and up to join them in making a difference in the lives of Coronado and San Diego area veterans, active-duty military, and their families. The VFW Auxiliary’s tagline is “Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes™” and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. For more than 100 years, we have been supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans and their families, active-duty military, and their families, and spreading patriotism wherever we go.


The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. We have nearly 465,000 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign-based Auxiliaries who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel and their families.

We are a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top ten providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org