The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) and The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388 are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2019-2020 VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. More than $3 million in scholarships were awarded last year.
The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation for our great country and fostering patriotism among our nation’s youth. Students are asked to submit as essay in response to the question or statement on a subject which prompts them to consider how American history and democratic ideals and principles apply to their lives.
This year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks students to expound on “What Makes America Great?”. The Voice of Democracy scholarship competition is an audio essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. The national winner will receive the $30,000 T. C. Selman Memorial Scholarship Award.
The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades 6-8. This year, students are asked the say question “What Makes America Great?”. The national winner will receive $5000.
Student participants are asked to submit their entry (along with a completed entry form) to VFW Post #1388 Auxiliary. The deadline for for student entries is October 31, 2019. Home schooled students are encouraged to participate.
For more information please contact Lauralyn Palmer at 740-929-2617 for an application. Leave your name and address on the machine.