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Youth Scholarships

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.  A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington.

VFW Lake Washington Post will award $500.00 (1st), $250.00 (2nd), and $100.00 (3rd) to its selected winners.

Want to apply?  Contact Rick Tolbert (425-941-8516 / SrVice2995@gmail.com)or Patti Oberg (425-503-1182 / PattiCarol4@gmail.com).  Rules, eligibility, and entry form can be obtained by visiting www.vfw.org.  All student entries must be submitted by Oct 31st2020,

The 2020-2021 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

VoD Entry Pamphlet 

Patriot's Pen

Each year more than 138,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $900,000 in state and national awards.  Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

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 chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

VFW Lake Washington Post will award $200.00 (1st), $100.00 (2nd), and $50.00 (3rd) to its selected winners.

Want to apply? Contact Rick Tolbert (425-941-8516 / SrVice2995@gmail.com) or Patti Oberg (425-503-1182 / PattiCarol4@gmail.com).  Rules, eligibility, and entry form can be obtained by visiting www.vfw.org.  All student entries must be submitted by Oct 31st 2020,

The 2020-2021 theme is: What is Patriotism to Me?

 Pats Pen Entry Pamphlet