high school student could win a trip to Washington, D.C. and a
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[August 23, 2014]
John Davin of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department of
Illinois today announced the kick-off of the 68th year of the VFW
and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.
Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for
thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline
of Nov 1, 2014.
Post winners advance to District and then the first place District
winner advances to the
state competition. All state winners receive a four day trip to
Washington, D.C. A total of
$152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is a $30,000
Annually the VFW provides more than $2 million in scholarships. Each
year, around 40,000 students participate in the competition.
Students must write and record a three-to-five minute essay on this
theme for 2014- 2015: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s
History and Future” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and
present their recording, typed essay, and entry form at their local
VFW Post by November 1, 2014.
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Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of
Democracy Chairman at their local VFW Post or contact the Department
of Illinois at
firstname.lastname@example.org to find the location of their nearest Post.
For more information and entry forms please visit:
[Text received; JOHN DAVIN,
COMMANDER, DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS]