VFW ‘Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship’ Helps Veteran Attend Med School
KU student receives $5,000 scholarship
January 29, 2014
Following a successful 4-year military career, which
included time as a medical responder, Seth Atchison realized he wanted to
become a physician.
He took full advantage of his GI Bill benefits, but
exhausted them while completing his undergraduate degree. To complete eight
years of medical school at the University of Kansas (KU), he would be forced to
rely mostly on student loans to cover the cost. The debt Seth would incur was
Then KU’s veteran liaison emailed him about the new VFW “Sport
Clips Help A Hero Scholarship.” Seth applied for the scholarship, but kept his
A couple of months later Seth received a letter from the VFW.
He was stunned to read he was a recipient of a $5,000 VFW “Sport Clips Help A
Hero Scholarship,” one of 43 total scholarships awarded that semester.
“As a medical student, we
encounter a shocking amount of debt by the time we finally graduate eight years
after beginning college,” explained Seth. “This scholarship has added quite a
bit of help to that burden and relieved some of the anxiety.”
Seth is now able to focus more on
his schoolwork, and not worry so much about the financial burdens of completing
To learn more about the VFW “Sport
Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” or other National Military Service programs, click here.
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