VFW Announces Annual $30,000 Scholarship Competition
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 11:14am Heraldgroton
Commander Marilyn Koshivas of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post 6539 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students can compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Students must 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 2020-2021 theme selected is, “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”
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.
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