Youth and Education
Our youth scholarships challenge students to reflect on our nation's history, their ideals and principles, and their own experiences based on a patriotic theme
Voice of Democracy Grades 9-12   First Place Winner: Post, District, State min $1000 and at National $30,000    
Patriot's Pen Grades 6-8    First Place Winner: Post, District, State min $500 and at National $5000
Scout of the Year
Each year the VFW honors three young people - from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturing Crew - who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in school, scouting and the community. The first place winner receives $5,000
Teacher of the Year
Each year the VFW recognizes three exceptional teachers - one each from the elementary, junior high and high school levels - for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and instill patriotism in their students.Teacher nomination entries must be received at a local participating VFW Post by the Oct. 31 deadline.
Student Veteran Support
Today's veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. That's why we've teamed up with Student Veterans of America (SVA), to be there for veterans while they pursue their education. Together we're committed to ensuring our nation’s veterans succeed in their educational pursuits, community service endeavors, careers and personal lives. Working side by side, SVA Chapters and VFW Posts can help our nation’s veterans attain these goals.
Combat Veteran
Annual scholarship ROTC CONSULTING is sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student.   The award is for $1000, It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015