Deadline for VFW Student Veteran Advocates Nears

The 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship application deadline is Sept. 6

2020 VFW-SVA Legislative FellowsKANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Sept. 6 application deadline for the 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship is quickly approaching, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is calling on all advocacy-minded student veterans to apply to be a part of this exciting opportunity. 

Established in 2013, the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program was created to provide VFW members who are student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard by advocating firsthand for veterans legislation on Capitol Hill. 

Candidates will be evaluated on their essay and short video proposal explaining the importance of veteran advocacy and how the candidate plans to address the solutions through community-based advocacy, VFW membership eligibility and current enrollment at an accredited school. Any academic major is eligible to apply and some majors may be eligible for academic credit.

Selected fellows will attend the 2024 SVA National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in January; and flown to Washington, D.C., to ensure the veterans’ voice is delivered to Capitol Hill alongside 500 fellow veteran advocates as part of the annual VFW Legislative Conference held in March.

The deadline for applications is midnight, Sept. 6. For more information on the fellowship or to apply, visit