Youth Programs

Youth Programs

The VFW not only supports current veterans, but also want to make sure we are instilling patriotism with today’s youth. Check out and learn more about the VFW’s Youth Programs below.


Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy

This is a contest that the VFW Voice of Democracy holds providing students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essays. The winner receives a trip to Washington, D.C. and $30,000 in scholarships. Learn More



Patriots Pen

This is for students in grade 6-8 and challenges them to reflect on American history and their own experiences. The VFW Patriot’s Pen essay gives the winner $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Learn More

Scout of the Year thumbScout of the Year

This award goes to three young people chosen from Boy or Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts, or Venturing Crew. These three people must have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in school, scouting, and the community. First place winner receives $5,000. Learn More



VFW Post 4108 Youth Scholarship

The Post and Auxiliary sponsor a high school scholarship contest yearly. The Post presents a $500 scholarship for 1st place and the Auxiliary presents a $300 2nd place and $200 3rd place scholarship.



VFW Post 4108 Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school (home schooled included) students that submit a piece of Patriotic Art for judging. The student can utilize various mediums for their artwork. Learn More


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