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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, we encourage you to submit your entry for judging. 

Post 3376 student entries have won at the District 9 level (which covers Lancaster and Chester Counties) for the last 7 years.

Our 2019-2020 student entry took First Place for Pennsylvania and went on to compete at the National Competition in Washington, DC.

Click HERE for the eligibility requirements and application. 

(the document will need to be downloaded to your computer)

Please contact 717-733-9904 or if you have questions.


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, more than 51,000

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. 

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