Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars offers students an opportunity to compete for a scholarship.
The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in grades 6 – 8, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its Territories.
The scholarship program called Patriot’s Pen provides students to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they compete for awards in the local, district and state levels. State winners will compete for National First Place of $5,000. They will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The Patriot’s Pen Theme for 2013-2014 is “WHAT PATRIOTISM MEANS TO ME”. This is a written essay of 300-400 typewritten words in English that will be submitted to Tualatin VFW Post 3452 by November 1, 2013.
Applications for the Scholarship Competition can be found at www.vfw.org/ by selecting “Learn About VFW Scholarship Programs” in the box titled “I Want To”.
Applications can also be obtained by contacting Tualatin VFW Post 3452, 18820 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, Oregon 97062 or visiting their web site www.tualatinvfw.com/ under AWARDS.