The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generations.  The 2023-24 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy scholarship programs are now accepting applications.  Voice of democracy is an audio-essay program for the high school level.  Patriots Pen is an essay contest for the middle school level.  Cash awards will be awarded at each level.  Applications are due to the post by October 31, 2023. 

More information such as Entry Form, Student Introduction Form, Judging Rubric, Eligibility & Rules, and last years winners can be found on the VFW Department of Illinois Web page for Voice of Democracy at 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy — “What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?”

And for the Patriots Pen at 2023-2034 Patriot’s Pen.

Patriot’s Pen — “How Are You Inspired by America?”