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VFW Scholarships

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving student grades 6 – 12 interested in preparing for your future then these annual programs are for you. 


The Voice of Democracy Program is looking for students in grades 9-12 to enter the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest.  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.  This year student’s audio-essays will be about “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”


The VFW Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest is looking for students in grades 6-8.  Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 to enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national awards for this program are $54,500.  The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society. This year students will write about “America’s Gift to My Generation.”


The Voice of Democracy and Patriot‘s Pen rules and eligibility requirements, as well as the entry form, can be found at


For further information contact Angela Sellers