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Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Donates $100,000 to VFW Foundationís Voice of Democracy Student Essay Contest
Posted at 12:58 PM on Friday, March 5, 2010 by post4188Kansas City, MO, March 4, 2010 - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation announced today that it has received a $100,000 gift from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in support of its Voice of Democracy student essay contest.
Each year more than 65,000 U.S. students (grades 9-12) from public, private, parochial and home schools, research write and record an essay based on a patriotic theme.
Winners advance from their local geographic areas to state then national levels, all the while earning money for educational scholarships. The national winner is awarded a $30,000 prize.
Currently, 70,000 teachers/counselors receive informational materials relating to the Voice of Democracy program.
The donation from the Bradley Foundation will be used to increase distribution to approximately 350,000 teachers and school counselors across the United States, thereby dramatically expanding student participation in the scholarship contest.