Any parents having any luck in getting their students to work on an entry for these essay competitions? If not, you might want to consider that in these days where the public is wanting the Federal Government to cut spending, they may want to consider that the days of the Pell Grant and Guaranteed Federal Student Loan Programs' days may be numbered. And the same may become the truth with the Georgia Hope Scholarship Program, as the governments are running into hard financial times, and students need to start looking to finding and winning scholarship money to be able to attend college, and the $30,000 first prize in the Voice of Democracy or the $10,000 first prize in the Patriot's Pen will be a helping hand, but the students cannot get it for nothing, as the days of the free lunch are ending. Students will have to start working to earn scholarships.
If anybody has any questions about the essay programs, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are only 3 weeks left until the Schools have to submit their school's entries to the Cumming VFW Post!
If your student has not yet completed their Patriot's Pen or Voice of Democracy Entries, please get them writing and recording, as The First prize in the PAtriot's Pen is a $10,000 Savings Bond and for the Voice of Democracy it is a $30,0000 Scholarship! I cannot think of any student who cannot use $10,000 or $30,000 so I hope that you, as the parent, will motivate your student(s) to work hard and try to write or record the best possible essay for these programs. Deadline to the Post from the School is October 31st!
Michael P. McMahon
Education Programs Chair
GA VFW District 2