Scholarships available through VFW essay competitions

The first competition is known as the Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition for students in grades 9-12. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year the VOD theme is “Why Is the Veteran Important.”  The VFW will award $171,000 in VOD scholarships at its national convention with the top scholarship this year being $35,000.

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