The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is proud to announce that 85 service members and veterans have been named 2015 fall semester scholarship recipients courtesy of VFW’s Sport Clips' "Help A Hero" scholarship program. These student veterans will receive over $360,000 in combined aid.
Enacted in 2013 through the VFW’s long-standing relationship with Sport Clips Haircuts, the "Help A Hero" scholarship program provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance needed to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.
The successful "Help A Hero"scholarship program has awarded over $1.2 million in financial aid and has provided scholarships to almost 300 service members and veterans to date.
Military educational benefits often run out or fall short of covering the full costs of a college education, leaving many student veterans without a degree. The "Help A Hero" scholarship program helps fill those gaps and provides student veterans the chance to achieve their academic and career goals.
Scholarship recipient Alfonso Rodriguez writes, “When a veteran comes home from war there are many obstacles we face. At the top of our list are how to support our families and how to finish our education. Many do not complete their education due to finances. I am very thankful to know there are people who sincerely appreciate the sacrifices [made by] the military men and women who serve this great nation.”
"Help A Hero" scholarship are awarded twice throughout the year exclusively to service members and veterans and help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 spring semester. For more information on the "Help A Hero" scholarship program, please submit the form below.
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 ”Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,400 Sport Clips stores, new locations open each month in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Its “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams.