Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.

Theme: "Why is the Veteran Important?”
Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2022
Patriotic Audio Essay Competition Grand Prize: $30,000 Award
2022-2023 Voice of Democracy Form (Fillable)
2022-2023 Voice of Democracy Brochure