Miami Valley

VFW Post 3809 

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Voice of Democracy Scholarship Criteria

WHO CAN ENTER:
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.


HOW TO ENTER:

The deadline for submissions for the 2015-2016 program is November 1, 2015.


The 2015-16 theme is: My Vision for America


Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).


Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline. 


JUDGING CRITERIA:
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest.

Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.


Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.