alongside America’s youth and instilling a sense of patriotism has
always been — and will always be — a VFW priority. Learn more about the
VFW’s youth and education programs below.
Voice of Democracy
in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high
school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in
regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year,
nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win
their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and
incentives awarded through the program. READ MORE...
year more than 111,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s
Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than
$900,000 in state and national awards. Each first-place state winner
receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national
first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C. READ MORE...
of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps
none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW
and America's scouting organizations. In fact, our partnership with the
Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to
establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington. READ MORE...
Schell/Fruttoso Scholarship Fund