VFW offers scholarship, contest opportunities

VFW Post & Auxiliary Waverly Owen Skidmore Post 2908 have ways local youth can win scholarships and contests.

High School

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest allows students to submit an original two-dimensional piece of artwork.

The entry must have been completed during the current school year. Student entries must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary Waverly Owen Skidmore Post 2908 by March 31.

Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to the department (state) competition. Department first-place winners compete for their share of $34,500 in national awards, and the national first-place winner is awarded a $15,000 scholarship.

To download an entry form, visit www.vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships.

The 3-D Patriotic Art Contest allows students to submit an original three-dimensional piece of artwork. The entry must have been completed during the current school year.

Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. Student entries must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary Waverly Owen Skidmore Post 2908 by March 31.

The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advances to the department (state) competition. Department first-place winners compete for their share of $5,500 in national awards, and the national first-place winner is awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

To download an entry form, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships.

Grade School

Illustrating America allows students in grades K-8 to participate in this patriotic art contest that encourages students’ artistic abilities as they express how they see America through drawings and paintings.

The contest consists of three grade divisions: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Winners in each division receive VISA gift cards ranging in value from $25 to $100.

Entrants are due to Waverly Owen Skidmore Post 2908 by March 31. Find more information at www.vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/youth-activities.