Graduating seniors encouraged to apply for VFW Post 8870 Freedom Scholarship

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is again offering its Freedom Scholarship to two deserving graduating seniors who live within the Edmonds Public School District. Students who reside within the boundaries of the district but attend private schools or are home schooled are also eligible to apply.

Each of the four scholarships will be in the amount of $1,500 and will be awarded to seniors who will be enrolling full time at an accredited vocational, technical, college or university in fall 2018.

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 300- to 500-word essay in which they explain the meaning of freedom to them and how the U.S. Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom in the U.S.

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 website at The deadline for submission of the application and supporting materials is April 15, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection prior to their high school’s spring awards program.

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