Youth and Education

Working alongside America’s youth and instilling a sense of patriotism has always been — and will always be — a VFW priority. Learn more about the VFW’s youth and education programs below.

Youth Scholarships:accomplishment ceremony education graduation

The VFW youth scholarships challenge middle school and high school students to reflect on our nation’s history, their ideals and principles, and their own experiences based on a patriotic theme.

Scout of the Year:

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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.
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