2015-2016 National Scholarships Ambassador
Thank you to all who worked so diligently to make our 2015-2016 scholarship contests successful. I’ve seen pictures and newspaper articles showing how you publicized these contests and recognized your winners. You’ve done an outstanding job of promoting all four scholarship contests this year!
I’ve received some questions regarding the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest and the answers can be found below:
Q.: When can the Department winner be announced?
A.: You can announce your Department winner now.
Q.: Does VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters return the Patriotic Art entries that do not place?
A.: Yes – all Department entries are returned to the students following National Convention.
Q.: Does National notify the winning students?
A.: Yes, the eight National Winners are contacted following the results of the judging.
Q.: Will the Departments be notified of the National winners?
A.: Yes, Departments will be notified of the results after the winners are notified.
As the 2015-2016 contests have concluded, please update all websites, publications, announcements, etc. with information for the 2016-2017 contests. All themes, entry forms and deadlines for each contest can be found at the links below:
- Continuing Education: http://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/continuing-education/
- Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest: http://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/
- Patriot’s Pen: http://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/
- Voice of Democracy: http://www.vfw.org/VOD/
It’s not too early to get the word out about next year’s scholarship contests! What a great summer project this could be. Let your 2015-2016 students who entered know about the new themes and where they can find contest entry forms.
This has been a great year and a true honor serving as your National Scholarships Ambassador. I’m so proud of the work you’ve done and I know you will keep publicizing these scholarships opportunities to our youth