The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has two nationwide essay contests to that any student can participate in for scholarship money:
1) The Patriots Pen is for students in grades 6-8 and gives the winner a chance at a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C.
2) The Voice of Democracy is for students in grades 9-12 and gives the winner a chance at $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the student's university.
All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.
The local post for this area is:
Post 1074 Conshohocken Post
300 E 5th Ave
Conshohocken, PA 19428-1770
Phone: (610) 828-3937