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Voice of Democracy

VFW Post 7244 Proudly participates in the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program.

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 25,000 ninth through 12th grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $35,000 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-$21,000, and the first place winner from the California VFW Department wins a scholarship of $2,000. Applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31 to Post 7244. 

VFW Post 7244 VOD Winner 2023

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