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”