The Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) is proud to present the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program.
Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.
The winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 3-7, 2020, to tour the city, and it’s Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000 award.
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide the opportunity for the students to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
Veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices, are the vision of VFW.
Level/Field of Study:
The Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12 (That’s High School Students) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program.
The Scholarship is hosted in the USA.
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Only United States Citizens are eligible to apply.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 and first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) also wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000
Eligibility for VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program
The applicants must follow the given criteria:
- 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.
- Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents
- Have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law.
- Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible.
How to Apply:
- Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive.
- The recording must be in your own voice and in English. No music, singing, poetry, or sound effects are allowed.
- Hearing/speech impaired students should email the Voice of Democracy National Office at youthscholarships-at-vfw.org for special instructions.
- If you have trouble getting in touch with them, you can contact them through the given link: https://www.vfw.org/contact-us
Application Deadline for VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program
The application deadline for the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program is October 31 yearly.
Link for More Information:
If you need any assistance you can contact at
(816) 756-3390 ext. 6117
Email: youthscholarships-at-vfw.org www.vfw.org
The winners of the voice of Democracy Scholarships have been announced for the 2019 academic year here is the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winners:
- the complete list of winners.
- Listen to the winning essay from your state
- Watch Robyn deliver her speech,
Congratulations to the Winners.
These Scholarships are all for you the same time next year.
Remember to use the comment section, comment with any country of your choice you wish to study in, our response team will guide you through on all it takes to secure a scholarship in that country. World Scholarship Forum is here for you and we will make sure you secure that desired scholarship.
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