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Voice of Democracy Contest
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Due October 26 - Scholarship Money

Students have the opportunity to win a scholarship through the Dandridge Post 3380 Voice of Democracy Contest. The 300-500 word essay with a 3-5 minute voice recording is open to all students grades 9-12 The 2018-19 theme is Why My Vote Matters. The essay is due October 26th to Brandy Arnold in Room 423. The winners will be presented during the annual Night of the Patriots in November.

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. 

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 $2.1 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? The rules and eligibility requirements and an entry form can be found at

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