SCOUT OF THE YEAR PROGRAM. Annually, the VFW awards three
individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture
Summit Award recipients, and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above
their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. An applicant has to
have reached his or her 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the
time of selection. National VFW awards are as follows: $5,000 – 1st place scholarship,
$3,000 – 2nd place scholarship and $1,000 – 3rd place scholarship.