November Scholarships

Deadline Name Eligbility Amount
 Nov. 1 2016

$30,000 Scholarship for High School Students



Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. Entries need to be received by VFW, Bryan Tutten Memorial Post 2391, St. Augustine no later than November 1, 2016.  What a wonderful classroom project this would make for any high school teacher. The 2015-2016 National winner was from Florida. We would love to see that happen again!


This year’s theme is,  “My Responsibility To America”


Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 1-3, 2017, to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.


The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over and previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners are ineligible.


All entries begin at the Post level. One winner for every 15 entries from each Post advances to District and one District winner advances to the state (Department) competition. State winners are invited to Washington, D.C where their essays compete in the finals competition.


I have attached the application that needs to accompany their entry.


Deadline to the Auxiliary will be November 1, 2016. The top three winners will be invited to our Post for Veterans Day to read their essay and they will be presented with their awards at that time

For more information, see link:

VOD 2016-2017 (3)

 $30,000 Scholarship
 November 8  Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize children in grades 5-12 who have engaged in volunteer activities and have demonstrated exceptional community service. The program is sponsored by Prudential in conjunction with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

 Nov. 11


 Maryknoll Essay Contest

Maryknoll Essay Contest
The Maryknoll Student Essay Contest awards a scholarship in each division (grades 6-8, grades 9-12). Maryknoll is a US-based Catholic mission movement. The essay contests are usually on religious topics.

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