Civitan and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarships
Counting Thomas Edison as one of its members, Civitan is a volunteer organization that serves individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. On the national level ask about the Shropshire Scholarship.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
This advocacy group for veterans is also committed to pro- moting volunteerism and community service. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary sponsor on the national level the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest, Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest, Teacher of the Year Award, Outstanding Scouts Award and the Hero’s Recognition Program. Don’t forget to check with your local VFW post to find any specific scholarships aimed at students in your community.
When should I start applying for scholarships? When is it too late to apply for scholarships? Our mantra is simple: It’s never too early or too late to apply for scholarships. If you can believe it, there are scholarships that you can win as early as seventh grade! On the other hand, you also don’t want to stop applying for scholarships just because you graduated from high school. You can continue to apply for scholarships throughout your time in college or graduate school.