2018 – 2019 Voice of Democracy – Patriots Pen Essay Contests Open
Voice of Democracy is an annual nationwide scholarship program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. The program annually provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the first-place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school.
Patriots Pen is an annual nationwide scholarship program sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It is an essay contest for grades 6-8. The first-place winner, receives a $5,000 scholarship.