VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

 

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, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $35,000 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-$21,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000.

Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and then submit your application to Hudson VFW Post 2115 by midnight, Oct. 31Download and complete the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy entry form here.

 

Entries can be mailed to:

PO BOX 347

HUDSON, WI  54016

 
 
The 2022-23 theme is: 

"Why is the Veteran Important?"