The Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Program
Investing In America — Inspiring Patriotism
Anyone who knew Joe Foss, or is familiar with his life knows that Joe believed in service to others and his country. His words: “I’m proud to be an American. I’m humbled to have been able to serve this great country and fight for its matchless Constitution;” reflect the values by which he lived.
The Joe Foss Institute has developed video and essay scholarship contests that ask students to take time to consider what the Founding documents mean, as well as the sacrifices made by those brave Americans defending our freedoms. In each contest, we invite high school students to submit an entry based upon a selected theme.
Current Scholarship Contests Open:
The Donna Foss Independence Day Essay Scholarship Contest
Focus an essay on the theme, “Happy Birthday, America.” The contest is open until Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Click here for contest guidelines.
2014 Video Scholarship Contest.
The contest entry period begins Friday, January 27th, 2014 until Sunday, March 23, 2014. Click here for 2014 Video Scholarship – Parental Release Form and Official 2014 Video Contest Rules. To enter the contest, visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joe.foss.institute.
Past Scholarship Winners
Adopt-A-Vet 2013 Essay Contest Winners:
1st Place – Savannah Hoekstra, Liberty Lake, Wash
2nd Place – Abigail Dunlap, Fairbanks, Alaska
3rd Place – William Edward Martin, Temple Hills, Maryland
2013 Video Scholarship Contest Winners
1st Place – Sylvan Gu, Madison, Wisconsin
2nd Place – Tarell Flowers, Baton Rouge, Louisana
3rd Place – Benjamin Middendorf, Scotia, Nebraska