VFW sponsors opportunities for scholarships

By Carla Bass – Staff Writer
local-winners-in-vfw-essay-contestThe Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary sponsor opportunities for local youth to participate in a national competition for receiving scholarships. They offer and encourage participation in the Voice of Democracy Audio essay contest for grades 9-12, and and for grades 6-8 they sponsor the Patriot’s Pen contest. with the entry deadline to the local VFW Post on Sunday, November 1

This year’s theme for the grades 9-12 Voice of Democracy Audio Essay is “My Vision for America” and for the grades 6-8 Patriot’s Pen Essay, the theme is “What Freedom Means to Me.”

Community Awareness of our scholarship contests is one of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary goals each year. The community needs to know what great financial opportunities are provided for talented students. These students need to be encouraged to participate in the 2017 contest. Do you know a student in grades 9-12 who could use up to $30,000 for college? Encourage them to enter the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.


Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each state wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The them for this year’s competition was “My Vision for America.” Entries were submitted to VFW Post by November 1, 2016. Local award were presented this past week.



Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national…

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