Some of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. 

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes Eagle Scouts, Venture Silver Award recipients or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with a $5,000 scholarship. Candidates must be exceptional in all six of the critical elements of healthy youth development as defined by The Louis Harris & Associates, Inc.

Who can enter:

  • Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
  • Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community.
  • Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection (applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified)

How the contest works: Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging. Colorado department winners are recognized at the State VFW Convention, in 2017 the State VFW Convention.

How to enter: Scouts submit the completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form below, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to Cheyenne Mountain VFW Post 3917 no later than March 1, 2017.

Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. 


We are located at:

4715 Clearview Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80911


Our mailing address is:

Cheyenne Mountain VFW Post 3917

P.O. Box 5355

Colorado Springs, CO 80931

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