VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition

YOU TOO CAN WIN $30,000!

WHO CAN ENTER:
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

HOW TO ENTER:

The entry form for the upcoming 2016-17 contest will be available in early March 2016.

If you have questions, please contact the VFW National Headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

The 2016-17 theme is: My Responsibility to America 

Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).

Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to an audio CD/flash drive, they can submit their typed version, CD/flash drive and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline.  

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest. 

Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.

Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.

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