A Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established at the 1989 VFW State Convention in King of Prussia, PA in memory of Jack Barger, Sr. Department Commander who passed away during his term in office (1987-1988).
Six (6) $1,000 scholarships to eligible nursing students.
Candidates will be solicited through the Pennsylvania Nursing Association and its contacts with nursing schools in Pennsylvania. Recipients are chosen by a lottery conducted by the P.N.A. with the VFW State Commander and the Barger Scholarship Chairman. Candidates must meet these qualifications
1. The individual be a veteran or the son/daughter of a veteran
2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania
There are two main fundraising efforts for this scholarship. The VFW Posts and Auxiliaries are asked to sponsor an ad in the program book or to make a donation and there is a golf scramble held every August to raise funds for the scholarships.