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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 40,000 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? Read the rules and eligibility requirements

Post Level, District Level, and Department Level Awards Presented dependent upon Ranking.


 The 2020 - 2021 Voice of Democracy Theme is;

America: Where Do We Go From Here?

2021 - 2022 Voice of Democracy Entry Form

Please fill out on your Computer then Print. It will greatly aid in the Process!
Thank you for your Participation!

Along with your Entry Form filled out fully, you may submit electronically with a MP4 Recording of your Presentation. If selected as our Post Winner, we will transfer to a flash drive to advance. Contact 314288 0703 for assistance. Or completed entries can be mailed to;

VFW Post 5468

PO Box 644

Eureka MO 63025

VOD Rules and Eligibility

VOD Post Score Sheet 

PP / VOD Chairman's Manual