Region: Lake County, Geauga County, Ohio, National
High School: No High School Affiliation
Deadline: November 1st, 2015
Amount: $30,000


Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is: My Vision for America.


The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over and previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners are ineligible.

All entries competing at the Post level must be in the hands of that VFW Post by midnight, Nov. 1, 2015. It is the responsibility of the student to meet this deadline by submitting their entry to
the proper location by ensuring it is a participating Post. If you need help finding a participating VFW Post in your area, call (816) 968-1117, e-mail to [email protected] or visit our website at www.vfw.org, selecting the “Find A Post” option.