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Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Voice of Democracy is a Patriotic Speech Competition held each year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, for all High School (9th – 12th) students.  VFW Post 5985 holds a local competition and the winners receive cash prizes. One out of every fifteen entries received and judged for prizes goes on to compete in the San Diego County District contest. The winner of the regional contest goes to the State competition and State winners get to compete nationally for a $30,000 College Scholarship Award. National contest information and complete rules and entry forms are attached and can be found at the VFW website The theme for this year is America: Where Do We Go From Here?

The recorded 3-5 minute speech (computer compatible) should be accompanied by a typed script. The deadline for submissions is midnight October 31, 2021. Contact Rudolph J. “Rudy” Kosits, Captain USMC (ret.), Youth Scholarship Contests Coordinator, VFW Post 5985; Email contact:, or


Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

Certa offers an annual $1000 scholarship for the current seniors who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. To learn more, please continue reading or visit our official scholarship page:

Application deadline: December 15, 2021