Voice of Democracy Scholarship 2014

Voice of Democracy Scholarship 2014

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

YOU TOO CAN WIN $30,000!

WHO CAN ENTER
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

HOW TO ENTER
The deadline for submissions for the 2014-2015 program is November 1, 2014. 
 Download the application.

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The theme is: Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future

Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).

Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline.  

JUDGING CRITERIA
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest. 

Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.

Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.

Read the previous winning essay from 2013.