Scout of the Year Scholarship Program

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes four individuals: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Silver Award recipients and Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with the following:

* $5,000 1st place scholarship
* $3,000 2nd place scholarship
* $1,000 3rd place scholarship

To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:

* Be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or     Sea Scout Ship.

* Be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or     Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

* Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community.

* Have reached his or her 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Applicants still in high   school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

Required Documentation

The following documentation should be attached to the candidate’s entry form:
Photograph of the Scout in  correct, complete uniform for their current rank.

Section A: High School Participation Record

A single page, one side resume of the candidate’s high school activities indicating academic achievement, offices held, honors received and significant participation in other activities.

Section B: Scouting Record
Maximum of three pages, one side only, listing of all Scouting participation beginning with Cub Scouts, years of participation, unit numbers and sponsors. Also include when Eagle, Gold, Silver or Quartermaster Award was received and Palms. Identify leadership positions held at all levels, participation in Scouting activities (jamborees, Order of the Arrow conferences, etc.) and the candidate’s Eagle Scout, Gold Award, Venture Silver or Sea Scout Quartermaster Project.

Section C: Community Service Record
A single page, one side resume listing participation in community and religious service organizations (excluding Scouting and school), noting leadership positions held and any recognition received.

Section D: Letters of Recommendation
A maximum of five letters, two pages each maximum will be judged. The five letters must include one each from a school, community and a Scout leader. The two additional letters should be from members of the local community who have special knowledge of the candidate’s abilities/accomplishments.

Completed Entry Form can be submitted to at VFW Post 9972 or at your Local VFW Post. Local Posts can be identified via zip code at

nicole willey,
Aug 24, 2013, 8:54 PM