VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Program
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects three young people — of the Boy or Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturing Crew — who have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community to be honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars . Entries compete at the VFW Post, department (state), and national levels The Department of Colorado winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. At the national competition the first-place winner receives a $5,000 award, the second-place winner receives a $3,000 award and the third-place winner receives $1,000.
WHO CAN ENTER: Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.
HOW TO ENTER:
Download the entry from http://www.vfw.org/Community/Scout-of-the-Year-Scholarship/
Submit the completed entry form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1, 2013 (a Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only).
LOCATING A VFW POST IN YOUR COMMUNITY:
A list of Colorado VFW Posts can be found at http://www.vfwcolodept.org/postlist.shtml or you can contact the program chairmen listed below for assistance.
HOW THE CONTEST WORKS:
Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.
For questions about the program or for assistance in locating a VFW Post in your community contact the program chairman, Dave Stone at 719-391-9470, email@example.com