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Youth & Education

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Open to grades 9-12

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 recorded essay. With monetary prizes at every level, the national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship.

Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements. Applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31. Download and complete the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy entry form below.

 

The 2022-23 theme: 
"Why is the Veteran Important?"
Patriot's Pen Scholarship
Open to grades 6-8

This essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300 to 400 word written essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the national VFW Commander-in-Chief. With monetary prizes at every level, the national first place winner receives a $5,000 scholarship.

 

Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements. Applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31. Download and complete the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy entry form below. 

 

The 2022-23 theme: 
"My Pledge to Our Veterans."

Oct 31

Voice of Democracy Scholarship entry deadline

Oct 31

Teacher of the Year entry deadline

Oct 31

Patriot's Pend Scholarship entry deadline

Oct 31

Halloween Costume Contest at Post from 5-6 pm

TBD

Free Week at Camp Trotter application deadline

Dates & Deadlines

Teacher of the Year
Open to grades K-12

Without our nation’s veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today. Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects elementary, middle, and high school teachers to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher program.

Please review the new rules and eligibility requirements and download the 2022 entry form below to nominate a teacher you know. Teacher nomination entries must be received by the Oct. 31st.

 
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