"What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?”
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2023
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition Grand Prize: $35,000 Award
What is the Voice of Democracy Program?
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of
Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year,
nearly 27,000 high school students compete for more than $2
million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by
writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic
theme. This year’s theme is, "What are the greatest attributes
of our Democracy?”
Why Should I Enter?
Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District,
state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an
all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC, to tour the city, be
honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of
$171,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $35,000.
To learn more about the Voice of Democracy or to submit an entry, please use the following link:
If you have any questions, please contact the Post Adjutant at firstname.lastname@example.org