PATRIOT'S PEN

  

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO
PATRIOT’S PEN YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

VFW Kicks Off the

2020-2021 Annual Youth Scholarship Competition

 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its 2020-2021 Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competition.  Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen competition helps foster patriotism among today’s youth.  The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

 

Each year more than 138,000 students in Grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot's Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $900,000 in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

 

All student entries, accompanied with a completed entry form, must be submitted to your local VFW Post by midnight, October. 31, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

PATRIOT’S PEN THEME

 "What is Patriotism to Me?"

 

 

Click on the image below for the entry application form.


    

 

Contest Rules & Eligibility Requirements

 




 
 
 
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO
2019-2020
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS 


Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW's Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay competitions help foster patriotism among today's youth. The programs also promote friendly competition and rewards success in the form of some $3 million in scholarships. 
 
This year's theme for both programs challenged students to answer the question, "What Makes America Great?"  The Patriot’s Pen essay competition is open to all students in grades 6-8, with a top National award of $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  More than 111,000 essays were submitted by students across America.   

 

2019-2020

 Department of Idaho

Patriot's Pen Winner

Brodie Merrell

Sponsored by District #6 - Post 3646 Glenns Ferry
 
 
 

Please see Brodie's Speech below.