Scholarships Program

 The VFW and Auxiliary encourage patriotism and give students an opportunity for an education through the Scholarships Program.  Offering scholarship opportunities also increases our recognition in the community.

 Available Scholarships:

 Continuing Education National & Dept. of Oregon

 Who is Eligible to Apply?

·         Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

·         Applicant must be one of the following:

·         Current VFW Auxiliary Member*

·         Spouse of current VFW Auxiliary Member*

·         Son of current VFW Auxiliary Member*

·         Daughter of current VFW Auxiliary Member*

*Qualifying member must have been a member of the VFW Auxiliary for one (1) year by the application submission deadline.


What is the Scholarship Amount?

·         Four $1,000 scholarships at the national level will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences.

·         One $1,000 scholarship at Department level


What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?

Each applicant must:

·         Answer all questions on the application.

·         Write a brief essay (no more than 300 words) describing their commitment to their goals and how this scholarship will help them attain these goals.


What are the Scholarship Deadlines?

·         July 1: Application process begins.

·         February 15: All applications must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.

·         May 1: Scholarship recipients are notified.


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest & 3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest

 Who is Eligible to Apply?

·         Students in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories, and possessions: or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.

·         Student must be lawful U.A. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen




·         March 31: Student Entry Deadline to Local VFW Auxiliary.

·         April 10:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Judging Complete.

·         April 15:  Local VFW Auxiliary and District Winners to Department (state) for Judging.

·         May 5:  VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.


 Post Scholarship Opportunities:

Voice of Democracy 2022-23 theme is: "Why is the Veteran Important”

Deadline: Student to Post October 31, 2022

Patriots Pen 2022-23 theme is: "My Pledge to Our Veterans”

Deadline: Student to Post October 31, 2022

Scholarship Chairman:

 Debbie Little

91727 Sunnyside Road

Warrenton, OR 97146