VOICE OF DEMOCRACY/PATRIOTS PEN

The 2nd District of the VFW  is a proud supporter of the VFW National Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Programs.  


Contact Information:
  _2nd VOD District Chairman
- Michael Martin
  17264 Deerfield Dr SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
651-325-7186

 
The 2019-2020 VOD Theme is announced:

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Patriots Pen Theme is the same

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships



 

Below are the top 4 Voice of Democracy Winners for the 2nd District in 2018-2019.  (Listed in award order)
 

Below are the top 4 Patriots Pen Winners for the 2nd District.  (Listed in award order)


Key Dates for 2018:
Contact School Leaders and Teachers ( May 2018 - NOW)
-  October 31st - Recordings and Scripts due to Post
-  November 15th - Recordings and Scripts due to District
-  December 6th -  Recordings and Scripts Due to Department
-  December 15th - 31st - Department Judging
 



Voice of Democracy

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 $2.1 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 and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.