Commander Bud Bishop of the Springfield Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #7327 announces this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Voice of Democracy” Scholarship Competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline of Nov 1, 2014. Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winners advance to the state (or Department) competition. All state winners receive a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. A total of $152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is a $30,000 college scholarship. Annually, around 40,000 students participate in the competition nationwide.
Students must write and record a three-to-five minute essay on this patriotic theme for 2014-2015: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future” on an audio cassette, CD or digitally and present their recording, typed essay, and entry form at their local VFW Post 7327 by Nov. 1, 2014.
Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman (D.M. Benedict) at VFW Post #7327 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone at 703-541-3139 or write to the Post at P.O. Box 123 Springfield, VA 22150-0123 for more information.
For details visit www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy.