The VFW has announced the topics for the 2024-2025 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


Voice of Democracy -- "Is America Today Our Forefathers' Vision?"


2024-2025 Voice of Democracy Eligibility, Rules and Entry Form
Voice of Democracy Student Introduction Form
Voice of Democracy Judging Rubric
2024 List of National VOD Scholarship Winners - View a complete listing of National Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winners