February 7, 2020
VFW Post 8273 offering “Scout Of The Year” Program Scholarship opportunity to eligible youth near (Denton and Collin Counties). Deadline March 1, 2020
<<Click the link for full information and fillable PDF entry form.
From the VFW Post 8273 information we received and is linked above labeled “2019-2020 Scout of the Year Application .pdf
Here is some basic information. (Please refer to them for any questions on this program).
WHO CAN ENTER
Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. There is no minimum age requirement for applicants as long as all other eligibility criteria has been met. The maximum age requirement for applicants is 18 years old and if an applicant reaches their 18th birthday during the nomination year they remain eligible as long as they are still in high school at the time of the submission deadline.
HOW TO ENTER
Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1.
(The entry form is in the fillable PDF at the top of the page and here as well:
2019-2020 Scout of the Year Application.pdf <<Click the link
HOW IT WORKS
Local VFW Posts submit their winning candidates with full entry criteria to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. Ensure that if a District judging is taking place that entries are forwarded to the District first and that enough time is allotted to ensure that the Department still receives the entry 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.
Questions should be directed to 816.756.3390, ext 6155 during normal business hours Monday through Friday or emailed to [email protected]
This information was posted yesterday on our Longhorn Council “IHUB” page and our LHC Facebook page.