Scout of the Year

Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, our partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.

Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country with the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000. 

Before submitting your Scout of the Year application, please review the rules and eligibility requirements.


And the 2015-16 Scout of the Year winners are...


Elena CrespoElena I. Crespo is the 2015-16 VFW Scout of the Year. She was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Elena was sponsored by the VFW Department of California and VFW Post 7766.


Grant MercerGrant Mercer was named the second-place winner and received a $3,000 scholarship. He was sponsored by the VFW Department of Georgia and VFW Post 5448.


Katie PriorKatie T. Prior was named the third-place winner and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She was sponsored by the VFW Department of Oklahoma and VFW Post 9969.