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Voice of Democracy

The Theme for 2014-2015 is:

“Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future”

 

VFW Voice of DemocracyPost 1760 is an active sponsor for the Voice of Democracy annual competition. It is an annual nationwide scholarship program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). It is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. The program annually provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department (state) winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.

Besides competing for the top scholarship prize, as well as other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, each Department’s first-place winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March (annually).

 


VFW Post 1760’s 2014 winner

Stephanie Seitz

Home Schooled – Prescott, AZ


 

How to Enter:

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-2015 program is November 1, 2014. Students must be in the ninth through twelfth grade on November 1, 2014, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).

Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to VFW Post 1760 by the November 1 deadline.