VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

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Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, Why My Vote Matters. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 2-6, 2019, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Scholarship Opportunities.

CLICK HERE to access more details about the contest and the official entry form.

To qualify, all entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight October 31, 2018. Our local VFW Post information is as follows:

VFV Post 3606
3340 W. A Street
Lincoln, NE 68522
(402) 904-8795

Alternate Contact: Jim Rall
4120 X Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 464-1261

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