YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS & PROGRAMS
Voice of Democracy Competition
Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the Country compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme to win educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. This year’s theme is, "What Makes America Great".
2019 Winner - Caroline Stanton
Runner Up - Sophia Wagner
Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Each year more than 111,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to compete for worthwhile awards and prizes. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, "What Makes America Great".
2019 Winner - Amanda Collingham
Runner Up - Isabella Webb
Scout of The Year
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank.
All student entries and applications must be submitted to the Post by March 1, 2020. For more information, including full eligibility requirements, and to download an application, please visit the VFW Scout of the Year web page by clicking here.
Counties Four VFW Post 10076 of Mount Airy is proud to announce our scholarship program for this year.
Five $2000.00 scholarships are to be awarded:
Sam Jewell Memorial Scholarship
Frank Dertzbaugh Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Robert Stevenson Scholarship
Bill Ruth Memorial Scholarship
Post Auxiliary Scholarship
At least one of the above mentioned scholarships will be awarded to a graduating high school student.
Applications can be obtained at the Post starting January 31. All applications must be received no later than May 1st. For further information, call 301-829-1682.
National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year
Each year three exceptional teachers are recognized by the VFW for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top
certified/licensed elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach and promote America’s history, traditions and citizenship education effectively. The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award recipients are selected from entries submitted to local VFW Posts in every state and overseas.
2019 Winner - Rebecca Arwen
Public Servant National Awards
Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Emergency Services
Our Post will submit an applicant to the Department of Maryland no later than January 1, 2020.
Please contact Commander Chad Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.