Joe Foss Institute

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.
This contest has ended.  Winners will be announced soon.


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

2013 Video Scholarship Contest Winner

2012 Video Scholarship Contest Winner

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