The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accepts entries for its Voice of Democracy (VOD) audio-essay and Patriot's Pen written-essay youth scholarship competitions. The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.
The topics for each essay change every year and are normally released by September
If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $35,000 VOD college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships are for you. Each first place Department (State) Patriot's Pen winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIP USING PAPER APPLICATIONS
The Deadline for these competitions is: October 31 every year
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