KINGSTON — 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 or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. The Kingston, NH VFW Post 1088 would like to sponsor as many entries as possible this year in both categories, so please get your entries in!

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

Established in 1947, their 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, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form online at www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships. All student entries within the surrounding local Kingston, NH area must be submitted to VFW Post 1088 either by dropping off or mailing to the address below by midnight, October 31.

The 2019-20 theme is "What Makes America Great".

PATRIOT'S PEN

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements here - https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships, and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries within the surrounding local Kingston, NH area must be submitted to VFW Post 1088 either by dropping off or mailing to the address below by midnight, October 31.

The 2019-20 theme is "What Makes America Great".

If you have any questions or need help with the entry forms, please contact:

Steven DeLong, Commander at VFW Post 1088, 93 Rte. 125 in Kingston or call 603-305-9485.

 

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