Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country enter the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The first-place winner from each Department (state) advances to National judging and competes for National awards totaling $33,000.
- Students in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.
- Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
- Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or older, GED and adult education students, or National winners of previous Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests are ineligible.
- Entries received by local VFW Auxiliary – March 31
- Entries received by Department (state) – April 15
- Entries received by National Headquarters – May 5
- First Place: $15,000 scholarship
- Second Place: $7,500 scholarship
- Third Place: $3,500 scholarship
- Fourth-Fifth Place: $1,500 scholarship
- Sixth place: $1,000 scholarship
- Seventh-Twelfth Place: $500 scholarship
Get the word out in your community about this wonderful scholarship contest! Visit the Scholarships section on the Program & Publicity Resources pageof the VFW Auxiliary National website for a printer-friendly contest application, fillable media release, informational flyer and more.