of the VFW’s earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and
perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between
the VFW and America’s scouting organizations. In fact, VFW’s partnership
with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100
helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Through the VFW’s Scout of the Year program, members of the Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of
country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships
of up to $5,000.
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 Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.Scouts must
be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in
school, scouting and the community.
- 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
Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only.
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
March 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the
entry to the VFW National Headquarters by April 1 for national-level
Click for the National Scout of the Year Link
Click for Scout of the Year Brochure