VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO
2020-2021
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

VFW Kicks Off the

2020-2021 Annual Youth Scholarship Competition


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is now accepting entries for its 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy youth scholarship competition.  Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Voice of Democracy competition helps foster patriotism among today’s youth. The program also promotes friendly competition and reward success with more than $3 million in scholarships. The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is open to all students in Grades 9-12.  


Each state winner competes for the top national $30,000 scholarship prize.  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. More than 51,000 students competed from across the country last year entered to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

 

All student entries, accompanied with a completed entry form, must be submitted to your local VFW Post by midnight, October 31, 2020.


 


VOICE OF DEMOCRACY THEME 

 "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?"

 

 


Click on the image below for the entry application form. 


 

   

 Contest Rules & Eligibility Requirements



  

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO
2019-2020
YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS 


Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW's Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay competitions help foster patriotism among today's youth. The programs also promote friendly competition and rewards success in the form of some $3 million in scholarships.
 
The 2019-2020 theme for both programs challenged students to answer the question, "What Makes America Great?" The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is open to all students in grades 9-12. Each state winner received an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where the top national prize of a $30,000 scholarship is awarded. More than 40,000 students competed in the competition.

 

2019-2020

 Department of Idaho

Voice of Democracy Winner

Liliane Anderson

Sponsored by District #8 - Post 1004 Snake River (Rigby)

 


Please click below to listen to Liliane's speech.

Listen
 
 

2018-2019 VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNER


Reagan Yamauchi was last year’s Department of Idaho Voice of Democracy winner. As such, she was invited back to our Mid-Winter Awards Banquet this year to share her experiences over the past year.  

 


REAGAN YAMAUCHI

Sponsored by District #7 - Post 9141 Soda Springs

 

Please click icon below to hear Regan’s Speech at the

Mid-Winter Conference Awards Banquet on 11 Jan 2020.

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