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Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Offered by VFW Auxiliary

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to

$33,000

Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

March 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school student interested in making art? If so, consider applying for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest! The contest is open to students grades 9-12 who submit a two-dimensional art piece depicting patriotism. This scholarship is offered by VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States) Auxiliary, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for veterans and honoring them and their families. They started the contest in 1979 to encourage patriotism in youths and recognize their artistry. Every year, the scholarship offers multiple awards totaling $34,000 to the first-place winners from each state. If you want to make art about patriotism and are looking for a scholarship opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

High School Students

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and an unframed, two-dimensional art piece. The art should be between 8” x 10” and 18” x 24”. Applicants must also submit a typed explanation of how patriotism is expressed in their art.

250-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact VFW Auxiliary at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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