VFW Announces Kick-Off of Annual
$30,000 Scholarship Competition
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[October 16, 2021]
Commander Ed Nelson and Auxiliary President Lois Allen, of
Cronin Brothers VFW Post 1756 announce the kick-off of this year’s
VFW 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.
must record your original 3–5-minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) audio
essay and submit via email the recording, typed essay and completed
entry form to the local VFW Post for judging by October 31. The
2021-2022 theme selected is “America: Where do we go from here?”
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
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the Voice of
Democracy Scholarship program in 1947. The VFW became a national
sponsor in the late 1950s and assumed sole responsibility for the
program in 1961. The competition was created to provide students
grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves regarding
democratic ideas and principles. Around 40,000 students participate
in the competition each year and VFW awards more than $2 million in
scholarships every year.
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Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of
Democracy Chairman at VFW Post 1756 by phone at 217-750-2240 or email
email@example.com for more information.
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ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans
service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members
from the active, Guard and Reserve forces.
Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's
largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization.
With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,800
Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries
are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and
community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website
[YNC Michelle K. Ramlow
Sr. Vice Commander,
VFW Post 1756]