Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

November 01, 2016

Awarded By

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Award Amount

The 1st place winner will receive $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for himself/herself and a parent or guardian; 2nd place will receive $4,000; 3rd place will receive $3,500; fourth place will receive $2,750; 5th place will receive $2,500; 6th place will receive $2,000; 7th place will receive $1,750; 8th and 9th place will receive $1,500; 10th and 11th place will receive $1,250; 12th and 13th place will receive $1,000; 14th and 15th place will receive $750; and 16th through 46th place will receive $500. All scholarships are awarded as savings bonds.


46 awards offered annually. Awards are offered at the national level.

Deadline Info

Entry forms are available online from the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) website. In addition to the completed entry form, each student must submit an essay on the subject listed on the website. All ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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