VFW Lilac Post 5815

Lombard, Illinois

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Voice of Democracy Program

VFW Lilac Post 5815 and its Ladies Auxiliary invite all high school students in Lombard, including home-schooled students, to participate in the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

The theme for 2013-2014 is "Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future." All entries must be received by the VFW Post by November 1, 2013. The national top scholarship award is $30,000.

Students compete by writing an essay and recording it on an audio CD or cassette tape. This year’s theme is Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future. The recording should be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds), and the student cannot be identified in any way in the body of the essay or in the audio recording.

Students in the Lombard, Illinois, area should download this 2013-2014 Voice of Democracy Flyer and Official Entry Form. These students should submit their Entry Form, neatly typed essay, and audio CD or cassette to VOD, VFW Lilac Post 5815, P. O. Box 1912, Lombard, IL 60148. Be sure to read and follow the rules on the flyer.

Questions about the Voice of Democracy in the Lombard area should be directed to Tom Zilla or email tzilla2@comcast.net.

Students elsewhere in the country can download this national 2013-2014 Voice of Democracy Flyer and Official Entry Form and send it to a sponsoring VFW Post in their area. Additional information about this program can also be found on the national VFW website at http://www.vfw.org.

This page last updated October 24, 2013