VFW Youth Scholarship Program
Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy
audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in education scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department(state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Click Rules and Eligibility and Registration form below