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VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship


February 14, 2018

Mike Denton, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8870, has announced the post will, once again, offer their Freedom Scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors who reside within the Edmonds School District and two graduating seniors who reside within the Mukilteo School District.

Students who reside within the boundaries of the districts but attend private schools or are home-schooled are also eligible to apply for the Freedom Scholarship.

Each scholarship is worth $1,500 and will be awarded to seniors who will be enrolling full time at an accredited vocational or technical college or university in the fall 2018 semester or quarter.

Students will be required to submit their high school transcript and a resume that lists the high school activities in which they participated, leadership positions they’ve held, and any volunteer work.

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 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 high schools or it can be downloaded from the VFW Post web site at

The deadline for submission is April 15.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection prior to their high school’s spring awards program.


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