VFW announces annual scholarship essay program


Last updated 2/13/2020 at 7:27am

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is once again offering its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors, according to Post Cmdr. Rose Gillliland.

Student qualifications include having at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran and lives within the Edmonds or Mukilteo School districts.

Students who live inside those school district boundaries but attend private schools or are homeschooled are also eligible to apply.

Each of the four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who will be enrolling full time at an accredited vocational, technical, college, or university this fall.

Students are required to submit a transcript of their high school academic record and a resume that lists their high school activities. In addition, applicants should write a 300-500-word essay explaining the meaning of freedom to them and how the Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom.

Students can get a Freedom Scholarship application from their high school career center or downloaded from the VFW Post website at http://www.vfw8870.org.

The deadline for submitting the application and supporting materials is April 15. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection prior to their high school's spring awards program.


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