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VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship

  • Maximum Amount
    $5,000
  • Application Deadline
    March 01, 2020
  • Number Of Awards
    3
  • Contact
    Scholarship Committee
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    kharmer@vfw.org
  • Website Address
    https://www.vfw.org/Scout/
  • Scholarship Description
    Some of the VFW's 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, VFW's partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington. Through the VFW's Scout of the Year program, members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000. Available only to 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 Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community and must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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