Voice of Democracy: 

Commander Cliff Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Bloomingdale Post 7539
announces the kick-off of this year's
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.
The Post is offering a cash scholarship to the “winner or winners” of the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.
Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.  

 

To be eligible, students must reside in Bloomingdale, Roselle or Medinah and be of high school age. The Post winner advances to District level and then the District winner advances to the state competition.

 

First place "National Winner" is awarded a $30,000 college scholarship.  
Not only have past Post winners received generous cash prizes,
their participation is a "great plus" on any college or academy admission form.

            This year’s topic is: "America: Where Do WE Go From Here?"

To participate students must:

  • Write and record a three-to-five-minute essay on the current topic:
    "America: Where Do WE Go From Here?".
  • Record their essay in an audio format using a flash drive.
  • Send their recording, typed essay, and entry form to the address below.
  • Entries must be "RECEIVED" no later than midnight  October 31, 2021.
  • Contact Post VOD Chairman Randy Winter at: rdw727@aol.com for
    additional information. 

 

Click on the link and Download the application. 

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

 

Student entries must be submitted to:

Voice of Democracy Scholarship c/o

VFW Post 7539 101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108-1537 

 

The deadline is midnight, Oct. 31, 2021

 

Only students in the Bloomingdale, Roselle, or Medinah area 

may apply.

You may also drop off your application at the Bloomingdale Library. 

 

    Patriot Pen: 

Open to eligible sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

This year’s theme is: “How Can I Be a Good American?” 

Last years winner received a $5,000 award from the VFW National organization. 

 

Click on the link for more information.

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

 

Only students in the Bloomingdale, Roselle, or Medinah area may apply.

Student entries must be submitted to:

Patriot Pen c/o
VFW Post 7539 101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108-1537 

The deadline is midnight, Oct. 31, 2021

You may also drop off your application at the Bloomingdale Library. 

 

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