The Deadline for VFW’s Youth Scholarship Competitions is Fast Approaching

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[October 17, 2014]  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 23, 2014) - The Veterans of Foreing War (VFW) still accepting entries for the 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The deadline for student entries in both contests is November 1st.

The VFW’s scholarship competitions are dedicated to promoting patriotism among America’s youth. Students are asked to submit an essay in response to a question or statement on a subject that encourages them to consider how democratic ideals and principles apply to their lives. Each year the VFW awards more than $3 million in scholarships and awards to middle and high school students who participate in the two competitions.

This year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks students, “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.” The Voice of Democracy scholarship competition is an audio-essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. The national winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship.

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The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades 6-8. This year, students are asked to reflect on the statement, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” The national winner will receive a $5,000 award. Students should submit their entry (along with a completed entry form) to their participating local VFW Post.

2014 winner; Madison Haley, Mount Pulaski


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