Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Veterans of Foreign Wars


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General Information
Description of ServiceSince 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.

Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, district, state and national level.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Intake ProcedureEntry Form
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityThe Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over and previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners are ineligible.
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 406 West 34th Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Kansas City, MO 64111
Main Phone 816-968-1128
Web Address www.vfw.org/Youth
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Affiliated Program: Veterans of Foreign Wars
This Service: Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy Scholarship
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Patriotic Societies (TD-1400.6500)
Scholarships (HL-8000.8000)
Veteran Membership Organizations (TD-1400.9000)