By Don Stapleton
Commander Rose Gililand has announced the Post will once again offer their Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student qualifications include having at least one sibling, parent, or grandparent that is a United States Military Veteran; and, reside within the Edmonds and Mukilteo Public School Districts. Students who reside within the boundaries of the districts but attend private schools or are home schooled are also eligible. Each of the four scholarships will be in the amount of $1,500.00 and will be awarded to seniors who will be enrolling full time at an accredited college, university or technical school.
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. In addition, applicants will be asked to write a 300-500-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 www.vfw8870.org. The deadline for the submission of the application and supporting materials is April 15, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection prior to their high school’s spring awards program.