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Youth Scholarships

Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy is a National Audio Essay Scholarship Contest designed to give high school students the opportunity to voice their opinion and address their responsibility to our country. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Ladies Auxiliary hope that every high school in our country will provide the opportunity for its students to take part in this contest. Through classroom study projects and special assignments, students will be motivated, while writing and speaking, to express their opinion about their personal responsibilities and better understanding the rights and responsibilities of being an American.
 
  Students must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade and properly enrolled in a public, private, parochial high school or a home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions or enrolled in an overseas school as a dependent of U.S. military or U.S. civilian personnel. (Foreign Exchange students are excluded.) Each state winner is provided with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., plus the opportunity to compete for National scholarships totaling over $130,000. The First Place National Winner receives a $20,000 scholarship.
 
  The contest is conducted each year during the fall school term, allowing high school students the opportunity to win valuable scholarships and awards while expressing their opinion on America.  Any interested student should encourage their school to take part. Ask your counselor or a favorite teacher to contact the nearest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in your local community and get full details on their local program. The competition must be sponsored by a VFW Post. Full cooperation between the Post and your school is vital to a successful competition.

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