National Scholarships – This program includes National scholarships for students. The Voice of
Democracy is a speech writing competition, which has been around since
1947. It is open to High School students, who write and record an
essay on an announced topic. The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to
middle school students, who submit a written essay. The Patriotic Art
competition is open to high school students who express their
patriotism through art. The Auxiliary also offers a scholarship to
members for their continuing education
The VFW Auxiliary is proud to offer and participate in scholarship contests that promote patriotism, assist students in furthering their education and help students reach their full potential.
The Scholarship Program:
- Promotes and conducts the VFW Auxiliary Continuing Education Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any VFW Auxiliary member (who has belonged for at least a year), his/her spouse, son or daughter with a financial need. Entrant must be at least 18 years old. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences.
- Promotes and supports the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest
This contest is open to all students, including home-schooled students, in grades 6-8. The national first-place winner will receive $5,000.
- Promotes and supports the VFW Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Contest
This contest is open to all students, including home-schooled students, in grades 9-12. The national first-place winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship.
Read more about the National Scholarship Programs through the following reports from our WI National Scholarships Chairperson Jackie Gregory:
3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest
Brochures & Forms
Continuing Education Scholarship
Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarships - Link
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest