Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, more than 100,000 high school students compete for more than $2.5 million in scholarships and incentives.Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. 2018-2019 theme was "Why My Vote Matters."

Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and to compete in national awards with the top scholarship being $30,000.
 

2019-2020

Essay Contest Theme: "What Makes America Great"

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Rules & Eligibility Requirements

Voice of Democracy 2019-2020 Entry Form

Voice of Democracy District Reporting Packet

Voice of Democracy Score Sheet

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2018-2019 Texas VFW 1st Place Winner:

Theme:"Why My Vote Matters":

Aabid A. Razvi

V-Sweeps Scholarship

Sponsor: Post 4692, Bryan, and District 17

Aabid A. Razvi also placed 17th in the national contest held in Washington D.C.!

 

Patriot's Pen

Patriot’s pen gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills, while they compete for worthwhile awards and prizes. First place winner will receive a $5,000 Savings Bond.

2019-2020

Essay Contest Theme: "What Makes America Great"

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Rules & Eligibility Requirements

Download the 2019-2020 Patriot's Pen Entry Form

Patriot's Pen District Reporting Packet

Patriot's Pen Score Sheet

Find a Post

 

2018-2019 Texas VFW Patriot's Pen Winner:

Theme: "Why I honor the American Flag"

Luke C. Fox

7th Grade

Boerne Middle School North, Boerne, Texas

Post Sponsor: 688 Boerne

District Sponsor: 13

Luke Fox also placed 6th at the National competition held in Washington D.C.!