Ferndale VFW Sponsoring Scholarship Contest

Ferndale VFW Sponsoring Scholarship Contest

(Ferndale Schools/VFW, Oct. 13, 2019)

Ferndale,  MI- The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

The theme is “What makes America Great?”

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post.

Ferndale VFW Post 1407 will be sponsoring the local Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen contests this year. Entries must be submitted by October 31st.

Finished submissions can be sent to Bill Good at BILL.GOOD@FERNDALESCHOOLS.ORG.

More Details: vfw.org.

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