VFW Announces Recipients of New Veteran Scholarship
43 veterans awarded scholarships for the 2014 spring semester
January 28, 2014
CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is pleased to
announce the first-ever VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” recipients. In
all, 43 veterans were awarded this veterans-only scholarship, of up to $5,000
each, to help cover the cost of school tuition and fees for the 2014 spring
Here is the complete list of recipients.
VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program launched last fall with nearly
400 applicants. Both the VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts expect the program to
grow as more veterans become aware of it.
are now being accepted for the fall semester; the deadline to apply is April
30. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit vfw.org/scholarship.
VFW is here to support our veterans as they transition to civilian life, and we
know education is a crucial element to ensuring they succeed. The GI Bill is
fantastic, but it has its limits, and this scholarship will help fill the gaps
for so many veterans,” said VFW National Commander Bill Thien.
Sport Clips provides funding for the
program through its annual “Help A Hero” campaign. In 2013, more than 1,000
Sport Clips locations across the nation raised more than $500,000 to benefit
the program. Donations were collected in stores and at local fundraising events
in the fall with efforts culminating Veterans Day, on Sport Clips’ “Biggest
Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to
the scholarship program.
“Our scholarship recipients’ post-military career
aspirations may vary, but the drive to make our country proud and make a
contribution – this time, as civilians – is something they all have in common,”
says Sport Clips CEO and Founder Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and
lifetime member of the VFW. “It’s an honor for Sport Clips to join the VFW in
this effort to support our nation’s heroes, and we’re grateful to our
franchisees, team members, clients, and others for their contributions to make
these scholarships possible.”
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