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    Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship

    Offered by Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Apr 1, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    High School Students

    Application deadline:

    March 1, 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? You might consider applying for the VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship! This scholarship honors high-achieving Scouts who demonstrate standout citizenship, patriotism, and love for their country. The scholarship is funded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), an organization that has been in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America since 1915. If you have a strong record in Scouts and you’re seeking funds to help pay for college, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Students

    Minimum GPA

    No GPA requirement


    Applicants must (1) have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, (2) been a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship at the time the reward was received, and (3) not be older than 18 years old.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit a 3” x 5” photograph of yourself in complete uniform, a school participation record, a Scouting record, a community service record, and a completed entry form (available on the scholarship website), in addition to the application materials below.

    No essay

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship winner will be announced: May 1, 2025.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Veterans of Foreign Wars at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship is not renewable.

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