PROGRAMS

Update: Toys for Tots Collection Box for 2021 is up in the Canteen! Please bring your unwrapped toy to the post anytime during Canteen hours to donate it! 
 
Every year Post 9983 supports several long-standing programs, please see below for additional information on these programs, scholarships, and awards of acknowledgement.
 
Teacher of the Year: Every year Post 9983 receives, reviews, and sponsors nominations for elementary, middle, and high school teachers of the year to the national level where they can be selected to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Techer program. Nominations are due to the post by midnight on October 31st. For more information please see the VFW Teacher of the Year page, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2021 Teacher of the Year entry form.
 

Scholarships: Every year Post 9983 collects, reads/listens to, and chooses from local student essay submissions for VFW Scholarships. Winners are chosen at the state and national levels, and receive scholarship money for their efforts. Please see below for additional information about these programs.

- Patriots Pen Scholarship: Students in grades 6-8 write a 300-400 word essay and submit them to their local VFW post for a chance to win up to a $5,000 scholarship. The 2021-2022 theme is How Can I Be a Good American? Submissions are due to the post by midnight on October 31st. For more information please see the VFW Youth Scholarship page, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2021-2022 Patriots Pen entry form.
 
- Voice of Democracy Scholarship: Students in grades 9-12  express themselves with a recorded essay and submit them to their local VFW post for a chance to win up to a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to their university, college, or vocational/technical school. The 2021-2022 theme is America: Where do we go from here? Submissions are due to the post by midnight on October 31st. For more information please see the VFW Youth Scholarship page, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy entry form.
 

Toys for Tots: Every year Post 9983 supports the Toys For Tots Foundation by serving as a drop-off location for toys.  More information is available on the Toys for Tots Website.
Our Toys for Tots Collection Box for 2021 is up in the Canteen! Please bring your unwrapped toy to the post anytime during Canteen hours to donate it!
 

Post 9983 also supports:

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
 
Scout of the Year