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The Henryetta and state Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering area high school students an opportunity to win scholarships.
Tricia Bear VFW Post 539 Veteran Service Office said each fall two scholarship essay competitions are available. The Voice of Democracy competition is open to students in grades nine through 12 and the Patriot Pen competition is open to students in grades six through eight.
The Voice of Democracy is an audio essay competition and with students eligible to win cash prizes at the local post, district, state and national levels. VFW state winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its auxilliary and receive their portion of $171,000 in National awards. The top scholarship for the Voice of Democracy is $35,000.
he Patriot Pen written essay competition can win prizes and scholarships at 4 different VFW levels. At the Department (State) level winners from patriot pen essay contest receive a portion of $55,000 in national awards.
Bear said the deadline for entries is Oct. 31, 2024 and she wanted to give students ample time to work on their submissions.