Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

Veterans of Foreign Wars


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General Information
Description of ServiceEach year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.

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.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Intake ProcedureEntry Form
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderFemale
EligibilityThe Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 406 West 34th Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Kansas City, MO 64111
Main Phone 816-968-1128
Web Address www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen/
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Affiliated Program: Veterans of Foreign Wars
This Service: Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Children (YB-9500.1500)
Patriotic Societies (TD-1400.6500)
Scholarships (HL-8000.8000)
Veteran Membership Organizations (TD-1400.9000)