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VFW #6495 announces scholarship programs

Commander Joanne Elliott and Auxiliary President Judy Pearl of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6495 have announced the kick-off of their scholarship programs for 2020-2021. 

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is open to all students in grades 9-12. 

Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. 

Each state winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where the top national prize of a $30,000 scholarship is awarded. 

Theme is “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned.”

Visit youthscholarship@vfw.org for rules and entry application.

The Patriot’s Pen essay competition is open to all students in grades 6-8. 

Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. 

State winners advance with a top award of $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

Theme is “What is Patriotism to Me.” 

Visit youthscholarship@vfw.org for rules and entry application.

Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award is to recognize classroom teachers for promoting citizenship education. 

Eligible are teachers from grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. 

Nominations can be submitted by students, fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals (not relatives). 

Self-nominees are not eligible. 

Visit https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-andeducation/teacher-of-the-year  for rules and entry application. 

The deadline for all contests is October 31st, 2020. 

Entries can be dropped off or mailed to VFW Post #6495, located at 1605 Haines Road, Levittown, PA 19055, to the attention of Commander Joanne Elliott.

If you have any questions or need assistance contact Commander Elliott, at joannemelliott@hotmail.com or call her at 215-431-6372. 

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