Each year, the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) runs its Voice of Democracy Program, which gives high school students the opportunity to compete for scholarship money by recording democratic and patriotic-themed audio essays. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories, or its possessions. Additionally, dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools are also eligible to participate.
Eligible Grade Levels:
High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, High School Senior
No residency requirement
No GPA requirement
October 31 (annually)
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.