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Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition

September 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Event Information

Sponsor:Veterans of Foreign Wars of the Department of Illinois

Students in grades 9-12 have an opportunity to write and record a three-to-five minute essay on the selected theme using an audio CD or flash drive and present their recording, typed essay and completed entry form to their local VFW Post by October 31.

The 2017 - 2018 theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”


Venue:Your Local VFW Post
Address:Local address
City:Your town
State:Your state



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Other Information:

Students begin by competing at the local Post level, then Post winners compete at the District level, with the winner advancing to the state competition. All state first-place winners receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C., and the chance to compete for their share of more than $150,000 in scholarships. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 college scholarship. 

Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at the Local VFW Post in their area by phone or by visiting the Post. A student can email the Department Chairman at Rock76@yahoo.com for more information.

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Information Phone Number:217-529-6688
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