Contests and Scholarships

As part of the Virginia War Memorial’s mission to “Honor our Veterans, Preserve our History, Educate our Youth, and Inspire Patriotism in All,” we offer several contest and scholarship opportunities each year. Please see this year’s contests and scholarships below:


Veterans Day Essay Contest

The Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans Day Essay Contest is held annually, and is open to all Virginia Middle and High School students. Each year, winners and their teachers are given a prize, and winning students are invited to read their submissions as part of the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11.


Marocchi Memorial Scholarship

The Marocchi Memorial Scholarship is offered each year to two graduating high school seniors in Virginia, who intend to attend a Virginian college or university and participate in that school’s ROTC program (any branch). For more details and to apply, visit the Scholarship page