Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign
Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000
high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships
and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio
essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, What Makes
America Great.
Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and
national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid
trip to Washington, D.C., Feb 29 - March 4, 2020, to tour the city, be
honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of
$154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.