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, more than 51,000 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.
The 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?
Directions: Take I-20 to exit 55B (eastbound) onto Highway 6 or exit 55 (westbound), turn left off of ramp onto Highway 6. Go to the traffic light just past the "Shell" gas station on the right, turn right on Glassmaster Road. Go past the Lenzing Plastics factory on right, we are next door to the factory as the road curves to the right. The entrance to the parking lot is in the curve. 210 is marked on the mail box.