A VFW Priority

 

The good will of the Veterans of Foreign Wars reaches far beyond the realm of veterans helping veterans. In fact, direct involvement with America’s youth and communities has always been — and always will be — a VFW priority.

 

Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

 

Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.

 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

 

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The VFW Strives

The programs offered through VFW National Military Services (NMS), aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who are sacrificing so much to keep us free.

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Standing Up

For more than 110 years, the VFW has fought to perpetuate the values that have made this nation great. You too can become involved...

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A VFW Priority

The good will of the Veterans of Foreign Wars reaches far beyond the realm of veterans helping veterans.

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Patriot's Pen

The VFW encourages youthful minds to examine our nation’s history and their own experiences in modern society...

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