YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP - VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

Chairman:  Peter Stasinski

 
 
 2023-2024 Theme: TBD -Check back in May 2023

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regard to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

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 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
 Additionally, Post and Department winners also receive awards.
 
 APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY 2023

ENTRIES MUST BE TO THE POST BY OCTOBER 31, 2023