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Voice of Democracy Essay Competition
Theme for 2020-2021 is: “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”
The Voice of Democracy is an essay-writing contest for students in any school (public, private, or home-schooled) in grades 9 through 12. The program is designed to foster patriotism. Each contestant records a 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or flash drive (we no longer will accept a cassette tape). Label the recording and submit it along with a neatly typed copy of your essay and attach it to the entry form. The body of the essay must not identify you in any way; however, please label the typed copy of the essay and the recording with your name. Deadline for submission of the entry form is October 31. Entries can be submitted to me at my home (11913 Quam Drive, Northglenn) or deliver them to our Post. The national first place winner receives $30,000 in scholarship funds. The entry form is online at www.vfw.org: click on “Community,” then “Youth & Education”; then “Youth Scholarships”; then “Voice of Democracy”; scroll down and click on the link to the entry form and competition rules.
Continuing Education Scholarship
The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to present the Continuing Education Scholarship to assist members and their immediate family members who wish to further their education by pursing a college degree or career direction at a vocational/technical school.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and one of the following:
Current VFW Auxiliary Member*
Spouse of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
Son of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
Daughter of current VFW Auxiliary Member*
*Qualifying member must have been a member of the VFW Auxiliary for one (1) year by the application submission deadline.
What is the Scholarship Amount?
Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year, one in each of the four VFW Auxiliary Conferences. Each applicant must: Answer all questions on the application and write a brief essay (no more than 300 words) describing their commitment to their goals and how this scholarship will help them attain these goals.
What are the Scholarship Deadlines?
July 1: Application process begins.
February 15: All applications must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.
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Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition
Theme for 2020-2021 is: “What Is Patriotism To Me?”
Patriot’s Pen is an essay-writing contest held each year across the United States for students in any school (public, private, or home-schooled) in grades 6, 7, and 8. The program is designed to foster patriotism. Each contestant writes and submits a 300-400 word, typed essay on the annual theme. Entries should be submitted to the Thornton VFW Post or to me. Deadline for submission of the entry form is October 31. Do not identify yourself on your typed essay—the entry form is sufficient. Entries can be dropped off at the Post or at my home (11913 Quam Drive, Northglenn). The national first place winner receives a $5,000 savings bond and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Prizes are awarded to a total of 54 national winners. The entry form is online at www.vfw.org: click on “Community,” then “Youth & Education”; scroll down to “Patriot’s Pen” and click on the link to the entry form and competition rules.
Scholarships are available to our youth as well as members. We are proud of the scholarships we offer and encourage you to spread the word. Any questions please contact our Scholarship Chairwoman - Sally Adam.
10217 Quivas St. Thornton, CO 80260