VFW and Sport Clips Announce New Scholarship Program
Scholarship will help ease student loans debt for veterans
September 01, 2013
In 2007, Sport Clips launched its Help A Hero campaign to raise money for VFW’s National Military Services program, Operation UplinkTM, which provides free phone calls home for overseas service members.
The company has continued its efforts each year since, with ever-growing success, generously donating more than $2 million to the program in total.
This year, Sport Clips is expanding its Help A Hero campaign in support of the VFW by raising funds to provide a new scholarship program for veterans who wish to further their education after military service.
The new program, known as the VFW’s "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship," will award up to $5,000 scholarships to qualifying veterans, and will ease the cost of further education and help veterans complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.
Applications for the 2014 calendar year are currently being accepted. Scholarships will be awarded starting Jan. 1, 2014, and must be used by the end of the upcoming school year for which the veteran is applying. The award will be paid directly to the accredited schools.
Sport Clips is committed to continue serving veterans as they return from war and move on to the next chapter of their lives. The scholarship program is Sport Clips’ way of thanking our veterans for their dedicated service to our nation, and demonstrates the company’s dedication to service members, veterans and their families.
To learn more about the VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship," including details on eligibility, click here.
The VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" program will be NMS’s fourth program, joining Operation UplinkTM, Unmet Needs and the Military Assistance Program. To learn more about these NMS programs, click here.
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