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, 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 range 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.
Want to apply? Contact Pioneer Post 2121. Phone # 970-352-9743 OR Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post. Pioneer Post 2121. Phone # 970-352-9743