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Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition

Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

Who's Eligible: High school students in grades 9-12

Award Amount: Up to $30,000

Due Date: November 1


Is there pride in serving in our military? If you can put together a prophetic answer that can be read in 3 to 5 minutes, you could win. In this scholarship competition, your grades, disciplinary record, SAT scores...none of them count for squat. The ONLY thing that matters is whether you can compose an award-worthy essay and record it on CD in your own voice. Judging is based on originality, content, and delivery.

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