“AMERICAN HISTORY: OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE”
Nov. 1, 2017
The Voice of Democracy, endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' contest criteria, is an audio essay contest for high school students in grades
9-12. The annual contest, which is designed to foster patriotism, allows students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three to five minute essay based on an annual theme.
Created in 1947, the scholarship program annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. Each Department's first-place winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington , D.C. , plus the opportunity to compete for national scholarships. The first-place national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship.
“AMERICA’S GIFT TO MY GENERATION”
Nov. 1, 2017
Patriot's Pen, a youth-essay writing contest endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' contest criteria , is a nationwide competition that gives students in grades 6,7 and 8 the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy. Annually, more than 115,000 students participate in the annual contest.
Contestants write a 300-400 word essay based on an annual patriotic theme.
The first-place winner receives a $10,000 savings bond and an all-expense-paid trip
to Washington D.C. The top national winners each receive a
savings bond anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000.
Teacher of the Year Award
The VFW's National Citizenship Education Teachers' Award recognizes the nation's
top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship
education topics regularly and promote America 's history and traditions.
Nearly 1,000 teachers are from every State, the District of Columbia and overseas.
Fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals can submit
nominations by February 15 to your local Post.
VFW's National citizenship education teacher awards include $1,000 cash award
for professional development to each of the top K-5, 6-8. 9-12 teachers
$1,000 award for each winning teacher's school Plaques for both the winning teacher
and school. Teachers who win first place in each category will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the
VFW National Convention.
Click here for Nomination Form