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Patriotic Holiday History

Patriots Pen Scholarship
Patriots Pen Brochure
Patriots Pen Entry Form Fillable

To qualify, all entries must be submitted to a
sponsoring VFW Post by midnight October 31, 2023

Theisen Memorial Scholarship
Please note: This Scholarship form is writeable. You may fill it out on your computer and print it.

The completed scholarship application must be turned in to the scholarship
committee before May 1.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Voice of Democracy Brochure
Voice of Democracy Entry Form Fillable

All entries competing at the Post level must be in
the hands of that VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.
It is the responsibility of the student to meet this
deadline by submitting their entry to the proper
location by ensuring it is a participating Post

Scout of the Year Award
Scout of the Year Brochure and Entry Form

Deadline for entry to VFW Post is March 1

Teacher of the Year Award
Teacher of the Year Award Brochure
Teacher of the Year Rules and Eligibility
Teacher Entry Form

Nominations must be submitted to your local Post
by Oct. 31. Post judging occurs Nov. 1-15.

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DID YOU KNOW? VFW and Auxiliary have contests and scholarships for ALL students!

You DO NOT need to be affiliated to either the military, the VFW, or the auxiliary.

Here are the links to the upcoming contests:
3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest 
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest 
Red, White, & Blue Singing Contest 
Illustrating America Art Contest 

VFW Auxiliary-National Organization

The VFW Foundation is offering a total of three grants beginning in October 2022. All grants will operate on a reimbursement basis. Applicants will need to do a project, then submit an application with proof of how the funding was spent. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the VFW Foundation prior to starting a project to ensure it qualifies.

The three types of grants include Community Support, Direct Corporate Partnership, and Uniting to Combat Hunger. The first two fall under the join header #StillServing and applications are available at The third falls under the header Uniting to Combat Hunger and applications can be found at

For more, including grant deadlines and award amounts, copy and paste any of the aforementioned links into your browser.

Detailed guidelines can be found on the application forms of each grant. Questions may be directed to .