Every year the Veterans of Foreign Wars awards scholarships to registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop 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 and who have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting, and their local community.

Applicants must be 15 years of age and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

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 their local VFW Post no later than Friday, March 15. A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only.

Applications can be downloaded at vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Scout-of-the-Year/ScoutoftheYearBrochureandEntryForm.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20190104T193810Z. Rules and eligibility requirements can be located at vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Scout-of-the-Year/ScoutoftheYearBrochureandEntryForm.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20190104T193810Z.

Scouts should submit their entries, along with a completed entry form to their local VFW Post. Department of Maine District 11 VFW Posts and contact information are listed below. If unsure which post is closest to you, please visit www.vfw.org and click on “Find a Post” at the top of the page to find the post nearest your location.

VFW Kittery/Eliot Post 9394, telephone 207-686-3162, ask for Mel.

VFW York Post 6997, telephone 207-363-3600, ask for Rusty.

VFW Old Orchard Beach Post 7997, telephone 858-395-2424, ask for Bill.

VFW South Berwick Post 5754, telephone 207-384-2605, ask for Mal.

VFW Sanford Post 9935, telephone 207- 432-7127, ask for James.