Outstanding Teacher Award

VFW wants to identify and recognize America's best educators who instill a sense of national pride to students. VFW offers cash awards, commemorative plaques and all-expense-paid trips to a national VFW conference for these worthy teachers. The trip will provide an opportunity for winners to exchange ideas.

What are the National awards?

VFW's National Citizenship Education Teacher Awards include the items below:

  • A national $1,000 Past Commander-In-Chief John Smart award for each of the top K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 teachers for professional development expenses.
  • $1000 award for each winning teacher's school.
  • Plaques for both the winning teacher and school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW and Ladies Auxiliary National Conference.