VFW Now Accepting Entries for Youth Scholarship Competitions
New themes announced for the 2014-2015 contest
March 26, 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is now accepting entries for the
2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The
announcement comes just three weeks after students from across the globe took home
their share of the more than $3 million in scholarships and awards from last
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 principles apply to their lives.
year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks students to explain, “Why Veterans are
Important to our Nation’s History and Future.” The Voice of Democracy
scholarship competition is an audio-essay competition open to students in
grades 9-12. The national winner will receive the $30,000 T.C. Selman Memorial
Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades 6-8 .This year,
students are asked to reflect on the statement, “Why I Appreciate America’s
Veterans.” The national winner will receive a $5,000 award.
participants are asked to submit their entry (along with a completed entry
form) to their participating local VFW Post. The deadline for student entries in
both contests is November 1, 2014.
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