VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Program
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
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:
Scouts should submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1st (a Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only).
LOCATING A 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 chairman 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.
Department of Colorado Award:
Each year, Department of Colorado VFW selects one (1) —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 as the Department of Colorado VFW Scout of the Year and will receive a $1,000 scholarship award to be used when they enroll in a college of their choice.
National VFW Scout of the Year Awards:
Each year, National VFW 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 as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year. 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.
Scout of the Year NEW Entry Form Student Entry Packet
VFW Dept of Colo Headquarters
1400 Carr Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80214-6102
Telephone (303)421-1630. Fax (303)421-1727.
Hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon - Fri
Department e-mail address
VFW State Veterans Service Office
155 Van Gordon St., Room 360,
Denver, Colorado 80228
Telephone is (303)914-5595
Service Office e-mail address