Discover Your Potential.
Preserve Their Legacy.

Immerse yourself in one-on-one personal accounts of heroism and service, while learning lifelong skills and making lifelong friends. VHP is an after-school club for 7th through 12th grade and college-level students.
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Built a Mentor Relationship

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Improved Academic Skills

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Improved Leadership Skills

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Veterans Heritage Project is recognized by the Arizona Department of Education

An award-winning Character and Civics Education Program
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In 2024 VHP became the first organization to meet all four activity and service hour categories required for high school students to earn the Arizona Seal of Civics Literacy. Students must also pass the Arizona Civics Test and earn a 3.0+ in their social studies classes.
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Through VHP’s after-school program, students learn about history, citizenship, service, and leadership by interviewing veterans and documenting their service stories, the significance and impact on their lives and careers, and resulting life lessons.
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VHP was designated a Character Education program in 2014. As veterans share their service stories, they are also sharing lessons of citizenship, generosity, gratitude, orderliness, and respect – all attributes of character as defined by statue.


Let the lessons you have learned, open the door to a scholarship.
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Continuing Education
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards are available. Winning essays describe how your veterans have impacted your character and encouraged your future.
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Above and Beyond
The winning essay describes how you have been of service to your VHP Chapter or the veteran community.
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Caitlin Campbell Travel Scholarship
Funded and selected by the Campbell Family, the winning essay expresses the connection for love of travel and learning. Where will you travel and how will that experience help you become a better citizen of America and the world.
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Copper Lamp of Knowledge
Nominated by your VHP Advisor for your qualities of leadership, character, and scholastic standing, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society awards three scholarships. Winning essays describe why VHP is important to you, and how these experiences have influenced your future pursuits.
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Lambert Family Scholarship Fund
Funded and selected by the Lambert Family, the winning application and essay exemplifies a student who has demonstrated a passion for learning, hard work, and giving back to the community, but who may also need financial assistance to bring the dream of a college or vocational degree to fruition. This award is renewable for up to 4 years.
Boeggeman/Jones Civic Engagement Scholarship
Funded and selected by the Ahern Family, the winning essay exemplifies a students pursuit of civic engagement through volunteerism and service to their community through service clubs, civic groups, or non-profit organizations.
2023 Recipients

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Start a Chapter

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VHP partners with educators to facilitate an after-school chapter. Download and share this brochure with a teacher(s) who would like to volunteer as a chapter advisor or co-advisor. 

Interested teachers should contact VHP by May 15 via the form below or (602) 218-4036 x 103 to schedule an interest meeting.  

Download Brochure

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Are you a teacher who would like to impact your students by . . . 

  • facilitating character and civic education through experiential learning,
  • building appreciation for service and veterans, and
  • preserving first-person history?

Are you a student interested in . . .

  • earning the Seal of Civics Literacy,
  • developing and practicing leadership skills,
  • becoming a published author,
  • forming relationships with our country's heroes, and
  • earning college scholarships?

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