Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win
a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships
and incentives awarded through the V.F.W.'s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the
Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947
to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves
in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship
paid directly to the recipient's American university,
college or vocational/technical school.
Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000,
and the first-place winner from each (State) V.F.W. Department
wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
WHO CAN ENTER:
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12
(on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private
or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
HOW TO ENTER:
Read the Rules & Eligibility here.
Download the entry form for 2019 in March here.
The 2019-2020 theme is: “What Makes America Great”