audio essay scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

High school students may not be able to vote, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have opinions about our country. Since 1947, this scholarship opportunity has provided “democracy loving” high school students the chance to express themselves in an audio essay contest and make their voice heard!

Scholarship: Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Amount: $30,000 for the national first place winner. Other awards range from $1,000 to $16,000.

Eligible Students: Students in grades 9-12.

How to Apply: Download the scholarship entry form on the website and submit the completed work to your local VFW post.

Deadline: October 31


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.