VFW Now Accepting Entries into 2013-2014 Scholarship Competitions
Students: don't miss your chance to get in on the action
March 20, 2013
Kansas City, Mo. - VFW announces it is now accepting entries
into next year’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions.
The announcement comes just two weeks after students from across the globe took
home their share of nearly $3 million dollars in scholarships and awards from
last year’s competitions.
VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay
competitions are dedicated to promoting patriotism among our nation’s youth.
Students are asked to submit an essay in response to a question or statement on
a subject which prompts them to consider how democratic ideals and principals
apply to their lives.
This year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks students to
explain, “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” The Voice of Democracy
scholarship competition is an audio-essay competition open to students in
grades 9-12. Students are asked to record their statement in response to the
theme and submit their entry to their local Posts. The national winner will
receive the $30,000, T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship Award. Click here for more
The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades
6-8. This year, students are asked to reflect on the statement, “What Patriotism
Means to Me.” The national winner will receive a $5,000 award. Click here for more
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2013.
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