Patriot Penn: The 2018 topic is, “America’s Gift to My Generation.”

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. 

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. 

Read the rules and eligibility requirements. 

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Download the application and submit the completed forms to VFW Post 7539.

 

Voice of Democracy: The topic for 2017-2018 is,
American History: Our Hope for the Future.”

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. Want to apply?

 Read the rules and eligibility requirements.

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Download the application and submit the completed forms to VFW Post 7539.

 

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