Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other 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?

Hudson area students should read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2020-21 entry form application.  All student entries must be submitted to Hudson VFW Post 2115, by midnight, Oct. 31, 2020.


Entries can be mailed to:

PO BOX 347

HUDSON, WI  54016

The 2020-21 theme is: 
Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?