Archive for Thursday, September 11, 2008

VFW announces scholarships

September 11, 2008

Annually, the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary, through its Endowment Association, offers college and vocational school scholarships to the children and grandchildren of its membership.

Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who are actively affiliated with a VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary in the state of Kansas. "Active" means either a life member or a member whose dues are paid for the current membership year or were so at the time of his/her death.

Applications are submitted through the VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary that can verify the membership affiliation of the parent or grandparent.

Applications are made available through local VFW Posts or Ladies Auxiliaries. Applicants should ensure that they have the current application form.

Completed application forms should be returned to the VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary for review and to verify eligibility for submission to the VFW Endowment Association for consideration. The deadline for submission of application is Feb. 1, 2009.

In 2008 the VFW Endowment Association awarded $20,000 for scholarships. These scholarships ranged from $500 to $3,000 for durations of one to four years.

For further information, contact your local VFW Post or its Ladies Auxiliary or VFW State Headquarters at: VFW State Headquarters, P.O. Box 1008, Topeka, 66601-1008, or call (785) 272-6463.

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