October 31, 2023
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Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, students in grades 9-12 from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.ADVERTISEMENT
The national first-place winner receives a scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships ranges from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download and complete the Voice of Democracy entry form as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by the scholarship deadline.
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