VFW announces Freedom Scholarship

Feb 01, 2017

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 is once again offering the Freedom Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to two deserving graduating seniors who reside within the Edmonds Public School District as well as two in the Mukilteo Public School District.

Students who reside within the boundaries of the districts but attend private schools or are home schooled are also eligible to apply.

Each of the four scholarships are worth $1,500 and will be awarded to seniors who will be enrolling full-time at an accredited vocational, technical, college or university in the fall of 2017.

The deadline to apply is April 15. Recipients will be notified prior to their high school’s spring awards program.

Students will be required to submit a transcript of their high school academic record and a resume that lists the high school activities in which they participated, leadership positions they have held and any volunteer work they have performed. In addition, applicants will be asked to write a 300-500 word essay explaining the meaning of freedom to them and how our Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom in our country.

Applications are available at the Career Centers at the high schools. They can also be downloaded at www.vfw8870.org.

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