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                            Voice of Democracy

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition


     The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition in 1946. The
Veterans of Foreign Wars became a national sponsor in the
late 1950s and assumed sole responsibility for the program
in 1961. Many notables have participated in the Voice of
Democracy including journalist Charles Kuralt, Miss
America Anita Bryant and U.S. Attorney General John
Ashcroft.
     The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school
freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity
to write and record a broadcast script on a patriotic theme,
competing for more than $2.5 million in college
scholarships and incentives. Department (state) winners
are brought to Washington, D.C., during the VFW and
Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference in March to
enjoy our nationís capital and compete for $143,500 in
scholarships ó first place receiving a $25,000 scholarship.