Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is awarding a $1,000 Freedom Scholarship to two deserving graduating seniors who live in the Edmonds School District, including those who attend private schools or are home schooled.
Applicants must be planning to enroll in an accredited vocational, technical, college or university for fall 2014.
Students will be required to submit a transcript of their high school academic record and a resume that lists the high school activities in which they participated, leadership positions they have held, and any volunteer work they have performed. In addition, applicants will be asked to write a 500-750 word essay in which they explain the meaning of freedom to them and how our Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom in our country.
Students may obtain a Freedom Scholarship application from the Career Centers in their respective high schools or it can be downloaded from the VFW Post web site at www.vfw8870.org .The deadline for submitting the application and supporting materials is April 15, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection prior to their high school’s spring awards program.