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 vfwauxiliary.org under the tab, “Scholarships and Contests” or behind MALTA in the Scholarships Section. Deadline for submitting to the Post is Oct. 31.
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 vfwauxiliary.org 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 VFWAuxiliary.org under the Scholarships and Contests tab or in Malta under Member Resources. You may also order them from National Headquarters at vfwauxiliary.org/wp-content/uploads/VFW-Auxiliary-Brochure-Order-Form-updated.pdf.
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.