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VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Maximum Amount
    $30,000
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2022
  • Number Of Awards
    55
  • Contact
    Scholarship Committee
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    406 W. 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    youthscholarships@vfw.org
  • Website Address
    https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/...
  • Scholarship Description
    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.
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    The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 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 midnight, Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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