VFW Post 8870 awards scholarships annually to deserving local high school graduates. This spring, we are pleased to announce four winners of $ 1,500 scholarships, representing the four high schools in the Edmonds and Mukilteo School districts located in our Post service area. All are the children, or grandchildren of veterans or serving members of the armed forces. Applications are made available in the fall of each school year through the high school counseling offices. Winners were selected from among a group of 15 applicants, based on grades, demonstrated leadership, a record of community service and a 3-500 word essay on the topics “What freedom means to me” and “How our Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom”.
These scholarships are funded by donations received during our semi-annual distribution of “Buddy Poppies” at local stores around Memorial Day and Veterans Day each year. Generous donations received from friends of the Post in the absence of that activity during this past COVID year made up for much of the loss from cancellation of those events and allowed continued funding of scholarships and our other activities in support of veterans and our community.
Congratulations to these four students!