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VFW Scholarship Competitions Now Open – $3.3 Mil Awarded

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries into its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes after students from across the globe recently took home their share of more than $3.3 million in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions.

 

The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, and to help foster patriotism among today’s youth. Students are required to submit an oral or written essay in response to a 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 high school students to describe, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. The national winner is presented the $30,000, T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship award. More than 46,000 high school students competed in last year’s competition.

 

The Patriot’s Pen writing competition is open to students in grades 6-8. This year, students are asked to reflect on the statement, “America’s Gift to My Generation.” The national winner will receive a $5,000 award. More than 122,000 middle and junior high school students competed in last year’s competition. Both national awards will be presented during the 2018 VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., in March.

 

Student participants are asked to submit their entry (along with a completed entry form) to Chapel Hill Post 9100 your local host VFW Post. Chapel Hill accepts entries from Chapel Hill and surrounding area. The deadline for student entries in both contests is October 31, 2017.

 

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS BOTH CONTESTS FOR CHAPEL HILL AREA

Chapel Hill Scholarships from the VFW  0

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs.  They are the  Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen programs.  Awards are offered at the post, district, state and national levels.

Chapel Hill has had a State winner for  Voice of Democracy.  This gave the winner a $3,000 scholarship and a chance to compete with 54 other state department winners for a $30,000 scholarship.

Are you interested in your son or daughter getting a chance to win a VFW scholarship?  Contact our post.  You can call 919-741-5183 for details.  Our post website is at www.vfwpost9100.org.

To learn more and to see winning 2011 essays, click here.