Kim Butcher, Chairman

906 E. 4th
Newton, KS 67114
Contact Kim 


Each of our scholarships encourage patriotism, assist students in attaining an education and help students reach their full potential. This increases VFW and Auxiliary recognition while supporting our communities, students and members.


Program Goals: Student Participation, Recipient Recognition, Community Awareness and Increasing the Fund

GET THE WORD OUT here is a list of a few ideas for you.   JROTC Units, Church groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, Home-Associations, Parent Teacher associations, Youth sport teams, Financial Aid offices Student veteran centers

Remember after the contests are completed to recognize your winners! There are several ways to do this I have just mentioned a few ways: Present a certificate, host an awards assembly, present awards at a school assembly, sample press releases are available at so you can announce in your local newspaper.

Continuing Education Scholarship is open to any Auxiliary member, who has been a member for at least one year, or their spouse, son or daughter with a financial need. Entrant must be at least 18 years of age. Application must be completed and submitted with an essay of 300 words or less. $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant in each of the four Conferences. Application must be received at National Headquarters by February 15, 2020.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art is open to all students including home school students in grades 9-12. Student can be no older than 18 years of age at time of local entry, and be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National. Art is judged on patriotic theme and technique. One Department winner will be forwarded to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.

Deadline: Local entry March 31   Entries to Department by April 15

National Awards:

1st Place $15,000    2nd Place $7,500       3rd Place $3,500     4th Place $1,500  5th through 8th place $500

Two dimensional art must be on canvas or paper. Canvas entries must be on a stretcher frame or canvas board. Paper entries must be matted in white, and be reinforced on back with heavy paper. Art size can be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 18”X 24” not including mat. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or any other media may be used.

Three dimensional art can be paper, paper mache, pottery, sculptures, fabric, wood, metal work. No larger than 18” in any direction and cannot weigh more than 5 lbs. Digital art, photography and jewelry are not allowed.

National is accepting donations to the Patriotic Art escrow fund. Their goal is to increase the number and dollar amounts on awards.

**I’m very pleased, to inform everyone we have raised over $30,000 to offer the 9th Scholarship on the National level for Young American Creative Patriotic Art!! More info on this scholarship will be in future Sunflower Express.**

“What Makes America Great” is the theme for the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest. This contest is open to all students, to include home-schooled in grades 9-12. Students must be a resident of the state where entered. Students may use a flash drive or c.d. to record their speech of 3-5 minutes and also provide a printed copy of essay. One Department winner will be forwarded to National Headquarters.




We have provided a place here for you to download all of the information that we distribute to you through our Program Book and Chairmen's Bulletins.  You will need Adobe Reader, it is a Free program and can be downloaded here  Get Adobe



2020-2021 Department Scholarship Program

2020-2021 Scholarship Report Form  click on online reports above

2020-2021 Scholarship National Program

2020-2021 Scholarship National Ambassador

2020-2021 Endowment Application

Voice of Democracy Flyer 

Voice of Democracy Rules and Eligiblity

Voice of Democracy Judging Sheet

Patriot's Pen Student Flyer (entry form)

Patriot's Pen Scoring Sheet

NEW Patriotic Art Student Application

NEW Helpful Patriotic Art Tips

Continuing Education Application

Continuing Education Rules

Continuing Education Option A Flyer 1

Continuing Education Option B Flyer 2


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