The VFW Auxiliary is proud to offer scholarships and participate in scholarship contests that promote patriotism, assist students in furthering their education and help students reach their full potential. 

Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. 

For more information on entering the contest, please call Laurie Carroll, Lacombe VFW Auxiliary, at (985) 502-6957.

The links below take you directly to the VFW Auxiliary website.

2018 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest First Place $10,000 Scholarship KAYLA JUDS | 12TH GRADE “LIFE AND MEMORIES OF A PATRIOT” MEDIUM: OIL PAINT SPONSORED BY VFW AUXILIARY

 “This painting of my grandfather is a historic reflection of a patriot who, in decades past, proudly went to battle. The memories of serving his country honorably years ago in Korea, along with many other patriots, have faded. My parents told me how he served proudly, as did his father in World War II. What I know most about my grandfather is the love, honor and commitment that he has demonstrated his entire life. As my grandfather prepares to travel with my brother this summer on his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., along with many other brave veterans, my family and I will reflect on his patriotism, loyalty and devotion. While specific memories serving in Korea have faded, some things have not, including his love and honor of country, family and God. As civilians, we should remember and respect the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes.” – Kayla Juds