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Educational Scholarship Programs

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Patriot’s Pen Educational Scholarship Program

Patriot’s Pen 2016 – 2017 – “The America I Believe In”   Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. …

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Voice of Democracy Educational Scholarship Program

Voice of Democracy 2016 – 2017 – “My Responsibility to America”   Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in …

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