VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award 93 Veterans with Scholarships
Veterans can apply now for the spring semester
August 04, 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 93 veterans have been awarded VFW
“Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this fall, totaling more than $380,000.
scholarships are awarded twice throughout the year exclusively to veterans and help
cover the cost of tuition and fees. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as
they continue their educations.
Here is the complete list of fall recipients.
VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program launched last year and has
awarded more half a million dollars in scholarship funds to veterans.
are now being accepted for the spring; the deadline to apply is Nov. 15. 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 limitations, and this scholarship will help fill the gaps
for so many veterans,” said VFW National Commander John Stroud.
For students like Joshua Ashley, an Air Force veteran, these
scholarships lessen the financial burden associated with meeting post-secondary
educational goals. “My GI Bill benefits have been fully expended and I really
want to finish what I started. With this opportunity it will enhance my
education and ability to secure a better position in the workforce to supply
for my daughter.”
Sport Clips, the nation’s leading
men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, provides funding for the program through
its annual “Help A Hero” fundraising 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 on Veterans Day, Sport Clips’ “Biggest
Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to
the scholarship program. This year’s Help A Hero campaign will launch on Oct.
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