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Veterns of Foreign Wars of America Scholarship
Posted 9/16/19

WIN Up to $30,000

Veterans of Foreign Wars of America
2019 - 2020 Voice of Democracy
Scholarship Competition

You may win up to $30,000 in scholarship money to help pay for college or a vocational/trade school education. The VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay program is a unique opportunity for high school students to express themselves in a patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, grade 9-12 students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded by the VFW. 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. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31. 

The 2019-20 theme is:  What Makes America Great

Want to know what makes a winner?


See last year's complete list of winners, or listen to the winning essay from your state. Make sure to listen to Christine Troll, a senior homeschool student from Somerset, Pa., who was named the 2018-19 Voice of Democracy first-place winner. Christine's speech on the theme, "Why My Vote Matters," won her a $30,000 college scholarship. Christine was sponsored by VFW Post 554 and its Auxiliary in Somerset, Pa. Watch as Christine delivered her winning speech.


Your local sponsor is Dana Point VFW Post 9934. 


Jack Durish
Dana Point VFW Post 9934
Educational Outreach and Youth Programs Chairman
Phone: (949) 872-4590 Email:


Dana Point VFW Post 9934
33282 Golden Lantern Street, Ste 103
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 248-1419