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VFW Scout of the Year

 National Scholarship

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

VFW Post 6899 Local Scholarship - $500




Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.


Scouts should submit the completed package, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1, 2017.

Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only.


Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.

Local Scouting Award

In addition to the above Scouting Award, the VFW Post 6899 and Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a local VFW Scout award to a Trinity County resident who has received the Eagle Scout Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.

Local Award - $500

Deadline for applications to Post is March 1.

Entries will be judge and the winner announced. The winning entry will be forwarded to State and National Organizations for additional judging for the National scholarships.

Click Here to download Scouting application.

All students interested in entering the Scout of the Year contest should contact their Scoutmaster or VFW Post 6899 at 936-594-9467 or email at info@vfwpost6899.org.

Mail applications to:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6899
PO Box 883
Trinity, TX 75862

Attn: Scholarship Committee


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