Every year, tens of thousands of students nationwide participate in the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, garnering more than $3 million in scholarships, awards, and incentives.
Patriot's Pen-VFW Scholorship
Patriot's Pen gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills, while they compete for awards and prizes. Cumulatively, the awards provided from all levels of the competition are almost $1.2 million each year. Each first place Department (state) winner competes for $46,000 in award money at the national level with the first place winner receiving $5,000 and a trip to Washington DC in March
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition-VFW Scholorship
The competition provided high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to write and record an audio essay on a partiotic theme, competing for more than $2 million in college scholarships and incentives. Each first place Department (state) winner is brought to Washington D.C. in March to enjoy our nation's capital and compete for $152,000 in national college scholarships-first place receiving $30,000.
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest-Auxilary Scholarship
In addition to local and state prizes, students are competing for a $10,000 national scholarship. Students in grades 9 through 12, including home-schooled students are eligible.
Membership scholarships for continuing education to a college or technical school of $1,000 for members, spouse, daughter, or son.