The VFW 'Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship'
VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most! Please see below for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.
Here are the details:
- Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants
- Limited to one per family
- Applications for the 2014 Fall semester will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. Deadline for applications will be April 30, 2014.
- Scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2014 semester beginning January 2014 and for Fall 2014 semester beginning July 2014.
- Scholarships must be used by the end of the upcoming school year for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void
- Scholarships will be paid directly to accredited schools
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve
- Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, Technical school, etc.)
- Have a military rank of E-5 or below
- Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
- Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution
- If selected, authorize the VFW and Sport Clips, Inc. to announce and publish award of your scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, the recipient's name, city, state, photograph and essay may be used for promotional purposes by the VFW and Sport Clips, Inc. without further consent from the recipient
Application will be available January 1, 2014.