Scholarship – September

Beth Crow 662-552-9481

Happy September Everyone!  That’s right, it’s the time of year when we look forward to Game Time. We have our favorite teams and we look forward to “Kick Off” each week.  The VFW Auxiliary is a TEAM also and each of you are players.  So, it’s GAME TIME for the Scholarships Program.

I hope that you all have contacted your schools and established a contact person.  If you are assisting the VFW with Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy, that information needs to be in the schools already.  Don’t forget your private schools and home school associations when distributing your information.

Please set aside some time during your next meeting to talk about the Continuing Education Scholarship.  These are challenging times.  Many people are in the midst of changing careers.  This scholarship could be the boost that makes that happen.  Remember, it is open to any member in good standing for 1 year, their spouse, or their child.  The applicant must be 21 years old by the deadline of Feb 15.

Start promoting our Young American Patriotic Art Contest and 3-D Patriotic Art Contest now.  You can order flyers from or print flyers from MALTA under the Scholarships Program.  Please distribute these flyers to the Art Teachers at your schools and ask for time to talk to the students about the scholarships. If your school has a PTO or PTA contact the president and ask for time to address the members.  Again, don’t forget your private and home schools when you’re distributing your information.   

Let’s think of non-traditional ways to promote our Scholarships Program. 

  • Post flyers at art supply stores, i.e., Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.
  • Community forums:  City Facebook Pages, Community Bulletin Boards
  • Youth Programs: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Church Youth Groups

These are just a few ideas.  I know that you can come up with many more innovative ideas to promote our Scholarships.  Don’t forget to report, report, report!

It’s GAME TIME so let’s KICK OFF the year with a TOUCHDOWN and really SCORE BIG!

Scholarship August 23

Beth Crow 662-552-9481

Hello everyone, I will be your Dept. of MS Scholarship Chairman for 2023/2024.  I look forward to working with all of you to make this a banner year for the Scholarships Program.

It’s that time of year when the kids are headed back to school.  Please make sure you have distributed your applications and pamphlets for Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen to the appropriate contact at your local schools.  These can be obtained at under the tab, “Scholarships and Contests” or behind MALTA in the Scholarships Section. Deadline for submitting to the Post is Oct. 31.  

Voice of Democracy Theme: “What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?”

Patriot’s Pen Theme: “How are you inspired by America?”

Please Educate your members on the Continuing Education Scholarship.  VFW Auxiliary members, their spouse, or their children who are at least 21 years old are eligible for this scholarship.   The deadline for the scholarship is Feb 15.  Applications can be found at under the Scholarships and Contests tab or behind MALTA in the Scholarships Section.  This scholarship could help make a big difference in the lives of our members

Please start contacting your local Art Teachers about the Young America Creative Patriotic Art Contest and 3-Dimensional Patriotic Contest.  I know the deadline is March 31 but some of these projects can be very involved and take a lot of time.  You can obtain Entry Forms at under the Scholarships and Contests tab or in Malta under Member Resources.  You may also order them from National Headquarters at

Last but not Least, I want to congratulate you all in making Mississippi Number 1 in National Division 2 for Outstanding performance in Scholarships.  Lanell did a fantastic job as Scholarship Chairman 2022/2023.  I have some very big shoes to fill.

Again, I look forward to working with you all this year.  I want us to really get out there and promote our Scholarship Programs.  Working together we can have a banner year and make Mississippi shine.