The VFW has announced the topics for the 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth essay competitions.  

Please be advised the top three VFW national Voice of Democracy scholarships have been raised $5k each, bringing the total national scholarship amount to $171,000.

1st Place $35,000 T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship

2nd Place $21,000 Charles Kuralt Memorial Scholarship

3rd Place $15,000 VFW Scholarship


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2023-2024 Voice of Democracy Entry Form
2023-2024 Voice of Democracy Eligibility and Rules
22-23 List of National VOD Scholarship Winners - View a complete listing of National Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winners