The Veteran of Foreign Wars offers the Scout of the Year Scholarship to Scouts who are registered, active members of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America. The scholarship is awarded to standout scouts who display leadership, patriotism, and love of country. To qualify, applicants must be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship at the time the above reward was received, and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community. While the program doesn’t set a minimum age requirement for applicants, they must meet all other eligibility criteria. The maximum age requirement for applicants is 18 years old, but 18 year olds will still qualify if they are in high school at the time of their entry submission. Applicants must submit their entry through only one VFW Post.
Eligible Grade Levels:
High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, High School Senior
No residency requirement
No GPA requirement
March 1, 2024
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.