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Army Veteran Awarded VFW’s ‘Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship’
For almost six years, Army veteran Jarrett McDonald was
focused on his mission. Jarrett, a Military Police soldier, planned to use his
criminal justice degree for a military career. After injuries sustained during
a 2010 deployment to Iraq derailed those plans, the VFW and Sport Clips are
helping him carve out a new future. Selected as a recipient of a $5,000 VFW “Sport
Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”, he is working toward his Master’s degree in
teaching at the prestigious John Hopkins University in Maryland.
The Deadline for VFW’s Youth Scholarship Competitions is Fast Approaching
The VFW is still accepting entries for the 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The deadline for student entries in both contests is Nov. 1.
The VFW’s scholarship competitions are dedicated to promoting patriotism among America’s youth. Students are asked to submit an essay in response to a question or statement on a subject that encourages them to consider how democratic ideals and principles apply to their lives. Each year the VFW awards more than $3 million in scholarships and awards to middle and high school students who participate in the two competitions.
ENDING SEQUESTRATION TOPS VFW LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. are arriving in the Nation’s Capital this weekend to urge their members of Congress to end sequestration.
“We are still a nation at war,” said VFW National Commander William A. Thien, “and our duty is to end the sequester and fight continued attempts to force veterans, service members and their families to shoulder an unfair share of the nation’s debt, fight for advance appropriations for all VA accounts, and fight to preserve the safety and security of the United States and the continued viability of the All-Volunteer Military.”
Addressing Various Veterans Economic Issues - Feb 25, 2010
Addressing Various Veterans Economic Issues 2010-02-25 STATEMENT OF JUSTIN BROWN, LEGISLATIVE ASSOCIATE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY UNITED STATES
Attention High School Students: Enter VFW's Voice of Democracy Competition
VFW has supported the education of our country’s most promising
and talented students with impressive scholarships for more than 60 years.
We’re excited to announce that now is the time to submit an audio-essay
for VFW’s Voice of Democracy scholarship competition, open to students in grades 9-12.
NAVAJO WOMAN RECEIVES VFW 'SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP
“Growing up on the reservation, I learned to be resourceful. We hauled our water from the windmill and used kerosene lanterns for light,” said Courtney Etsitty, 28. “A wood-burning stove was our only heat source.”
Etsitty is a former Marine and proud Navajo woman from Teesto, Ariz. Born to two Marines, she and her brother were sent to live with their grandmother on a reservation while her parents served overseas.
The experience changed Etsitty’s lease on life and inspired her to serve her country.
Voice of Democracy
Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay competition for High School students for an opportunity to win a scholarship for college.
SCHOLARSHIP PUSHES SAILOR TO NEW HEIGHTS
“I wanted to work where I made a difference and served a
greater purpose,” said Konstantine Rudenko, 24, of Midland Park, N.J. “And with
the attitude I had out of high school, I knew I wouldn’t succeed in college.
The answer was the U.S. Navy.”
Rudenko enlisted in 2007 and is currently working as a
Yeoman First Class Petty Officer at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in
Newport, R.I., where he also volunteers as Assistant Cross Country Coach.
Rudenko has previously served tours in Iraq and Kuwait.
VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award 93 Veterans with Scholarships
Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 93 veterans have been awarded VFW
“Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this fall, totaling more than $380,000.