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Voice of Democracy Program


Student must be sponsored by a local VFW Post. Student submits a three to five minute audio essay on a contest theme (changes each year). Open to high school students (9th to 12th grade). Award available for all levels of postsecondary study in an American institution. Open to permanent U.S. residents only. Competition starts at local level. No entries are to be submitted to the National Headquarters. Visit web site https://www.vfw.org/VOD/ for more information.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 14 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 19 years old
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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Contact Kris Harmer
Program Coordinator
Tel: 816-968-1117
Fax: 816-968-1149 Address 406 West 34th Street, VFW Building
Kansas City, MO 64111